Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left disappointed after his side failed to secure a win in their opening Champions League game against Napoli at Anfield yesterday. The Italian side won the game 2-0, thanks to penalties from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente in the last 10 minutes of the game.
Apparently, Liverpool also became the first defending champions to start their title defence with a loss at home since Ajax defeated AC Milan in 1994.
Klopp was unimpressed by the team’s failure to finish off the chances they created in the game.
“It should hurt because there were opportunities for us,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“It was an open game with a lot of counter-attacks, but we didn’t finish them off and that is a problem. In the second half it was a wild game, they were running and we were running.”
“I don’t think it’s a penalty,” he said.
“What can I say, for me, it is clear and obvious no penalty. He jumps before any contact, we can’t change that.”
Virgil van Dijk felt he and his team-mates were left to rue earlier missed opportunities.
He told RTÉ Sport: “We had opportunities today, particularly on the break to score but it is what it is.
“We had a lot of opportunities and we put them under pressure, especially on the break.
“We could have hurt them a little bit more.
“But this is always a tough place to come.”
“In various parts of the game we played some great football and we were very dangerous.
“The only thing missing was the goal.”