Klopp Does Not Blame Andrian For Champions League Defeat
March. 12, 2020
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that goalkeeper Adrian is not to blame as Atletico Madrid eliminated the defending champions from Champions League.
Adrian made an uncharacteristic error that allowed Joao to score moments after the Reds had gone 2-1 ahead on aggregate. Georginio Wijnaldum had opened the scores before Roberto Firmino added the second in extra time.
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Fernando Llorente scored for Atletico before Alvaro Morata Alvaro Morata, another substitute, added a third in the 120th minute but it was Atletico’s first goal which killed the hosts’ momentum.
“He’s a man and he knows that’s how it is. We will not blame him for a second – what you (the media) do, I don’t know but stay respectful, that would be really nice,” said Klopp, who lost his first two-legged European tie since becoming Liverpool manager in the club’s first home European defeat since 2014.
“He did not want to do that, he saved us in so many moments when he played. Since he’s here, he had super performances.
“This goal didn’t help tonight but that’s how it is. I said, if you lose a game you always lose for some (different) reasons.”
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