Jurgen Klopp gives honest assessment after Champions League exit

Klopp will now make his focus on Premier League.

Liverpool lost to Real Madrid 6-2 on an aggregate and got eliminated from the Champions League. Kloop gave a very honest assessment after Real Madrid’s 2nd leg victory.

Liverpool failed to make a miracle at the Spanish capital and Real Madrid won the game 1-0, courtesy of Karim Benzema’s strike.

Liverpool will now make their focus on Premier League and their target is top four. They need to secure a top-four finish if they are to compete in next season’s Champions League.

“Being 5-2 down is not a great result if you want to got through,” Klopp told BT Sport.

“You need to have a special performance and we couldn’t do that tonight. Real Madrid had the best chances, Alisson made two fantastic saves.

“The right team went through, we have to admit that. Knockout stages are like this. It’s not what we wanted but it’s what we got.

“You need moments in a game like this, if we scored in the first half it could have given us the spark but this is hypothetical. They were the better team in three halves of this tie and that’s how you go through.

“If we draw at home and play like we did tonight, we probably go out as well. We cannot come here and hope that we get something. We prepared for a special performance tonight but it didn’t happen.

“Nobody thinks ‘how could Liverpool go out’ and that’s probably the best sign that the right team went through and that’s how it is in the knockout stage.”

Liverpool are currently standing at sixth, six points behind Tottenham with one game in hand. They will now take a break of two weeks and play Manchester City in their next tie on April 01.

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