Liverpool coach, German expert Jurgen Klopp, was satisfied with the performance of his boys in the 2:0 triumph over Napoli in the last round of the group stage of the Champions League.
Tonight, in all competitions combined, Jürgen Klopp led the club from Anfield for the 400th time, and the jubilee, for the 100th time in the Champions League. During that time, in the Champions League, he recorded 46 wins, 28 draws, and 26 losses.
Tonight, his team defeated Napoli 2:0, but despite the victory, they did not manage to get first place in the group with 15 points, as many as the first-placed Napoli, due to the defeat of 4:1 in Naples.
“This is the reaction I wanted to see, after the bad results in the domestic championship. We all agreed that tonight we have to do something good against a very strong opponent. In the end we did it, we were compact and we managed to get the desired result,’ said Klopp.
“In the second half, after Napoli’s goal was disallowed, we completely killed ourselves. Napoli was a better opponent, they didn’t leave us much space to create a game and we had to wait for our chance in a quick transition from defense to attack. Over time, we managed to calm them down and after Salah scored the first goal, the momentum was on our side. We managed to neutralize them near our goal, we were good at winning ‘nobody’s’ balls and in the end, with a quick transition, we settled the game with the second goal. I am very satisfied with the result and the game of my boys,’ said Klopp.
He also referred to the contribution of Darwin Nunez, who only entered the game in the 73rd minute in place of Curtis Jones, and scored the second goal in the 98th minute.
‘Yes, he was very very good. In a match like this one, we couldn’t start immediately with the 3rd striker, we had to wait and see how the match would unfold. Due to the reduced rotation due to numerous injuries, I decided on Kurtis from the start and I have not regretted it. He showed himself very well in a position that is not natural to him. When it was already as we planned, a fresh Darwin entered the game and decided the match,’ reveals Jurgen Klopp.
In the current season, Liverpool is not very lucky when it comes to injuries. As many as 19 players have missed at least one game due to injury since the start of the season. In tonight’s match, the indestructible James Milner joined the list of injured players. In the 48th minute, he limped off the pitch of Anfield, leaving his place to Harvey Eliot.
To be honest, I don’t know anything yet, so I don’t have anything specific to tell you, except that it looks good to me and I hope it’s nothing serious. Certainly, detailed medical analyzes will determine the seriousness of his possible injury,’ Klopp finished.