Jurgen Klopp Concedes It Was 'a Deserved Defeat' After Atalanta Trump Liverpool 2-0 At Anfield

Nov 26, 2020, 3:51 PM GMT+5:30
Jurgen Klopp
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Jurgen Klopp conceded it was 'a deserved defeat' after Atalanta trumped Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League group stage game.

Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored in the 60th and 64th minute respectively for the Serie A as Liverpool succumbed to their worst defeat at Anfield since Klopp took charge as their manager. Add to that, the Reds, who had majestically thrashed Atalanta 5-0 earlier this month, failed to register a single shot on target in the game.

Speaking after the game, Klopp conceded it was 'a deserved defeat in a difficult game'. "It was not a good game. Both teams didn't create a lot until they scored the goals. A deserved defeat in a difficult game. The ref didn't whistle a lot and that makes it even more difficult, for both sides. It was unbelievably intense and you need some breaks," the German told BT Sport [via Goal].

"When the first half is gone, you usually settle but for some players who didn't play for a while it was very intense for them. We didn't find a way in the game. We had moments but not real chances. It could happen to other teams. You ask us to go Saturday at 12:30, which is nearly a crime. That is nothing to do with the result, but congratulations to you. Thumbs up, no injuries and we go again," added Klopp, whose team, despite the defeat, still sit top of the table in Group D with nine points from four matches.