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‘Liverpool were really bad against Atalanta’



Jurgen Klopp admits he has ‘no thought’ if Liverpool can flip the Europa League quarter-final round after shedding 3-0 at house to Atalanta. ‘It was actually unhealthy.’

The Reds have been unbeaten in 34 aggressive video games this season, successful 23 of their final 26, and had solely misplaced at Anfield within the Europa League as soon as to Udinese again in 2012.

They have been the favourites to stroll the competitors, however as a substitute face the prospect of crashing out within the quarter-finals after they have been schooled by Gian Piero Gasperini on their very own turf.

“Yeah sadly there may be nothing actually optimistic to say concerning the sport. The beginning was good. Darwin Nunez had second however from that second on it grew to become a extremely unhealthy sport and there may be nothing optimistic to say,” Klopp told TNT Sports.

Gianluca Scamacca scored twice, with Mario Pasalic turning within the rebound from a save on Ederson, however Teun Koopmeiners and Pasalic have been twice denied when completely clear on objective.

“I didn’t like our tactical positioning in possession. We gave them one scenario by passing the ball there, then everybody was chasing one other man. We scored one which was offside, however it was a foul sport from us. Atalanta had sport, scored three objectives and deserved to win.”

With a 3-0 deficit and having to go to Bergamo subsequent Thursday, can Liverpool flip this round and attain the semi-final?

“I’ll watch this sport on Monday. I do know already that if we do a few issues higher, we might be higher. Can we win it again? Sure, if we play good, it’s potential. Can we win 3-0? I don’t know. However this feels actually unhealthy and that’s necessary.

“That was a foul efficiency and that’s how it’s. That’s how we misplaced. It feels at all times on this second that they’re by however till we play, they aren’t.”

Klopp was adamant his gamers must really feel ache at how badly they carried out and use this to gas them going ahead.

“We haven’t had that that always so we’ve got to indicate a response instantly on Sunday. On this second it should really feel unhealthy. The lads should go house and sleep badly. However we should put together for Crystal Palace.

“Loads of performances tonight have been actually ‘oops, wow, I didn’t know they might play like that.’ Loads of the gamers regarded actually alone in loads of moments. It was actually unhealthy. We had our largest probabilities ultimately and didn’t use them.

“I do know the boys can play higher soccer, however they didn’t do it tonight and we’ve got to indicate a response on Sunday. I’m fairly positive they may try this.”

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