Klopp blames Liverpool's finishing in Champions League ouster

Klopp blames Liverpool's finishing in Champions League ouster

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blamed his attack after they failed to score a goal in their Wednesday night Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

After going 3-1 down in the first leg last week in Madrid, the Reds needed two goals to turn the tie in their favor but despite creating so many chances, none of them was utilized.

In his post-match interview, the German was impressed by his side’s overall performance but admitted that they weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal.

“You always need the key moments. We didn’t lose the tie tonight, we lost in Madrid. It was uncomfortable for Madrid. We were good, aggressive, had chances.

“If and when is not interesting. We didn’t score and then the experience of Real Madrid played the tie-down. That is ourselves this year with the finishing. We know how often Mo Salah finishes these things with closed eyes. Not here. Tonight it was absolutely OK, but we are out,” he said.

Klopp admitted that their focus now would be in the premier league where they want to finish amongst the best four teams.

“We love this competition and for other reasons, it is very important we are back in it. We can now concentrate on the Premier League and we will. We have to work our socks off against Leeds,” he added.

Liverpool sits sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed West Ham.