After Spain’s quarter-end loss from the Champions League, the Reds manager was angry with Felix Brych.
Jurgen Klopp slamed the German official Felix Brych against Red Star Sadio Mane, following Liverpool’s Champions League loss in Real Madrid.
After the Spaniards’ second win in 3-1, Klopp became livid after Brych could not give him spoils as the Senegalese advance tangled with the real defender Lucas Vazquez.
And while the Liverpool manager acknowledged that the referees were not responsible for his side’s defeat, he spoke at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium at his press conference after the match to announce what he told the referee.
WHAT DID KLOPP SAY?
The Reds manager told columnists: “The circumstance with Sadio, I need to say what the ref did around evening time I don’t comprehend. For me that was something individual, since he managed the circumstance with Sadio, which is an unmistakable foul, similar to it was a jump or something.
“Also, from that second at whatever point Sadio went down, he was unable to get anything any longer. That is simply wrong.
“That is the thing that I advised him after the game, that I just idea he was unreasonable with Sadio, and that is the manner by which it is.
“IT DOESN’T TRANSFORM ANYTHING BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. HE DIDN’T LOSES THE GAME, WE WERE NOT SUFFICIENT, BUT RATHER AT THESE TIMES YOU NEED SIMPLY AN OK REF. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENT.”
WHAT OCCURRED IN THE GAME?
Liverpool was left to regret a repulsive first-half exhibition in Madrid, in which they surrendered modest objectives to Vinicus Junior and Marco Asensio.
Mohamed Salah pulled one back after the break, an invaluable away objective for the Reds, yet their errand was made more diligently when goalkeeper Alisson Becker mishandled Vinicius’ shot into the net on 65 minutes.
Evaluating the game, Klopp said: “Most importantly, we didn’t have the right to win this evening, frankly. We didn’t play all around ok for that. That is my first concern. Particularly in the primary half, we didn’t play sufficient football.
“We yielded the main objective, at that point served the second objective on a plate. In any case, that was not the genuine issue of the game. We improved in the subsequent half, played better football, attempted to make against a truly energetic and profound guarding Real Madrid side, with the counter-assaulting danger they have.
“WE SCORED AN OBJECTIVE, WHICH IS CLEARLY THE POSITIVE OF THE EVENING. DID WE MERIT MORE THAN THE 3-1? I DON’T KNOW, FRANKLY.”
WHEN IS THE SUBSEQUENT LEG?
The return apparatus will occur at Anfield next Wednesday, with Liverpool looking to do how they dealt with Barcelona in the semi-finals back in 2019; upset a first-leg shortfall on home soil.
They should do as such without the sponsorship of their allies on this event, however, with the game to be played away from plain view.