Klopp on yesterday’s defeat: “ The defeat is deserved.”
“ Tonight we were just not good enough. We have to blame ourselves.”
For the exact reason I am not 100 per cent sure but it was obvious. The start of the game was OK, it was like we wanted it, and then we had… the timing for our defensive movements were not good enough, we did not close the spaces in the right moment. We didn’t react in the right situation so they could play through our formation. Things like this happen in a game very often but not as often as it happened tonight, and that costs energy because we closed these gaps too late. To close it we had to fight really hard for it and then when you have the ball you have to play much calmer than we did.
“ There was not that much pressure from Napoli, it feels like if you looked at how we played then it looked like they were constantly on us, but it was not like this. We could’ve played really calmer, prepared the situations better but we didn’t, so we didn’t create a lot of chances. First half was kind of OK, but second half was not good enough. It’s always a bad sign if you have to say your goalkeeper was your best player, but that was obvious tonight. Then in the last minute, we made another tactical mistake and that’s the problem.
We didn’t close the gap between Joe and Virg, we have to do that, and then we cannot react anymore. We didn’t concede a lot of goals in the season but that’s the second of the same kind, so I think we should sort that immediately. But all the rest, I have to accept it and I can accept it. I have a big part of that performance, it was my fault for sure, but I need at least one night to watch the game again to know exactly what was the fault. But it looked not like it should have looked.
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