Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed a player for his ‘world class’ performance. After the defending champions Reds were eliminated in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Manchester United. Ter City last night
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side conceded three ‘unnecessary’ goals to Manchester City. After the Reds were eliminated in the last 16 of lastnight’s Carabao Cup. Goals from Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Ake gave City a thrilling 3-2 win, with Liverpool scoring a goal from Fabio Ca. Carvalho and Mohamed Salah
Pep Guardiola’s side took the lead three times in the UFABET game. The first from Haaland. who scored for Manchester City immediately after returning to the field just 10 minutes after the World Cup break. But after that, Carvalho scored an equalizer for the visiting team. Before Salah scored another equalizer for the Reds. Just a minute after Mahrez restored the lead to the Blues early. In the second half. Klopp’s men only had two shots on target. Also leaked in the back and were knocked out after Ake’s 58th-minute header created the difference between the two.
The Liverpool manager told Sky Sports. After the final whistle that “Of course the first 15 minutes were difficult for us. We play in ways we are not familiar with. In pre-season we had Bobby in the centre, Oxlade on the wing which helped a lot. Then we had to change after the last sparring session. You can see that we need time to adjust . They are a fantastic team who do very well in midfield. You have to be very precise. The first 15 minutes we had a real problem. And that took away my confidence and confidence.”
However, Klopp admitted that Man City played very well, especially Mahrez. who scored the second goal for the defenders from the rhythm of Rodri got the ball in the center of the field. Thrown into the penalty area on the right side for the Algerian star touched the ball with the left, escaped Andrew Robertson’s articulation before hitting the ball with the left into the corner of the goal beautifully “We are working hard. we do good things But I’ll say again it’s not good enough tonight.
It’s Man City at their home. It will always be an unbelievably difficult game ′ ′ The first half was good, everything was fine, then when the second half started they scored the second goal from the first shot. It’s a world class performance from Riyadh. But we can do more before that.”
“The goals we conceded are not necessary. When you see the third door We made the substitutions before that and that meant having to reorganize. We watched the ball. We all expected Nathan to win that header. But behind them were none other than two Manchester City players. The rest is a difficult game for both teams. We had a great playing time. play football well and should have scored more goals It’s a result we have to live with, that’s it.”
Klopp admitted his team were not the best tonight. “It was a high intensity game. It is normal,” he added. “We played a good game. But it wasn’t enough tonight. We weren’t at the top of our game tonight. There are many things we can do tonight.
Klopp also revealed ahead of the game that Roberto Firmino suffered a minor injury in training that kept the striker out of the squad for the trip to Manchester City . Involved in the squad for the Carabao Cup fourth round after playing both of our friendlies during the World Cup break. The forward was not in the Brazil squad for the Qatar tournament. But the German has now confirmed to Sky Sports that Firmino picked up a minor injury in training on Tuesday December 20 that ruled him out of the fourth round.
“We use players who can train every session and have a lot of World Cup breaks. except Bobby Unfortunately, he was injured two days ago in training,” Klopp said. That’s why Darwin started. He can already start. But Darwin will start ′′ ′′ Other than that, everyone else can play. I’m pretty sure Hendo can play. Fabinho can play, Ali can play, but that’s clear for this competition . We give him 2 more days because he really is our all-time player ′ ′ He plays every game for us. Played every game for Holland. So we think it makes sense to give him two more days. Because it is evident that a significant part of the season lies ahead of us. And we really want to make sure we do it the right way.”
Firmino’s injury has added to the squad’s injuries, with the Reds already without Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota , so they will expect Firmino to be fit again for the Reds. Upcoming Fixtures Liverpool will try to overcome their cup defeat when they go into the Premier League with a trip to Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Before opening the house to welcome Leicester City on December