Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp expressed his dissatisfaction with Mo Salah and his team’s missed opportunities during the Real Madrid match on Wednesday evening.
Liverpool tied with Real Madrid 0-0, bidding farewell to their spot in the Champions League competition.
In the first match between the teams, Liverpool lost 1-3, with its attackers wasting many opportunities and the team failing to overcome an organized defense from the Merengues.
Klopp told BT Sport: “You always need the key moments. We didn’t lose the tie tonight, we lost in Madrid. It was uncomfortable for Madrid. We were good, aggressive, had chances. We didn’t score and then the experience of Real Madrid played the tie down. That is ourselves this year with the finishing.”
Klopp blamed Salah, saying: “We know how often Mo Salah finishes these things with closed eyes. Not here. Tonight it was absolutely OK, but we are out.”
“We love this competition and for other reasons it is very important we are back in it. We can now concentrate on the Premier League and we will. We have to work our socks off,” he concluded.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm