Alvaro Morata has stated his desire to avoid another clash with Juventus in this season's Champions League, despite the fact Atletico Madrid are still to negotiate their last 16 tie with Liverpool. "Already in the first 30 minutes three of their players went to the ground, I don't know what for", Klopp told reporters.
Speaking further about his side's performance Tuesday at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Klopp admitted that his players could have done better but at the same time, he was satisfied with the way they pressed against the opponents. That is according to Reds legend Jamie Carragher who pointed out that his former club have been dealing with a significant issue in midfield that doesn't allow them to create many chances for quite some time.
"It is part of football and I don't like it, but obviously the plan tonight was to get Sadio out of the game with a yellow card and then a possible second", Klopp said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
"They got a result, the stadium wasn't here to see sensational football".
The Reds have work to do reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat in Madrid, while the injury to Reds skipper Henderson is also a concern.
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"We speak about Anfield and the power a stadium can have, and tonight we saw it. I celebrated the goal with so much passion because I was so up for the game, we have been criticised a lot but luckily I was able to help us out".
"We can't change it now but I don't think he's the referee at Anfield, so that's one positive. For all Atletico fans who can get a ticket for the game, welcome to Anfield".
"Trent Alexander-Arnold was another player who did not produce the quality we know he can, and his deliveries were disappointing", Warnock said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
"It's half-time and we're 1-0 down". We've got a second leg to put it right.
It means that Liverpool have little room for error when the second leg takes place on March 11th, as an away goal for Atletico would make life extremely tough for Klopp's men. "I can take that, I deserved the yellow card".