Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has blamed the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano ground for their Tuesday night loss at the hands of Real Madrid.
Madrid have been using the ground for their home games this season due to the ongoing renovations at the Bernabeu and according to Klopp, his players found it 'difficult' to cope with the ground demands.
Compared to the 81,000 Bernabeu, Di Stefano holds just 6,000 and even though no supporters have been allowed to attend games recently, Klopp claims the atmosphere felt strange during the first-leg quarter-final loss.
“It must be a really tricky task for Real Madrid at Anfield. This was strange tonight because it was really difficult with the stadium (at Madrid's training ground) but Anfield is at least a proper stadium and it will be good for us,” Klopp said after the game.
Liverpool were easily seen off on Tuesday night, with a brace from Vinicius Junior and another from Marco Asensio after a horror Trent Alexander-Arnold blunder put Zinedine Zidane's side in control of the tie.
Klopp: "It was strange tonight because of the stadium but Anfield is at least a proper stadium - that will be good for us." #awlfc [lfc]— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 6, 2021