Liverpool’s Champions League Dreams Dwindle as Real Madrid Scores Big Victory, Jurgen Klopp Admits It’s Not Looking Good


Liverpool suffered a shocking defeat at Anfield on Tuesday night as they were beaten 5-2 by Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Liverpool’s head coach, Jurgen Klopp, believes that his team’s Champions League dreams are now over, given the result.

Liverpool started the game strongly, with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah both scoring within the first 15 minutes. However, Madrid responded before half-time with a brace from Vinícius Júnior, and Eder Militao added another early in the second half. Karim Benzema then scored a brace to seal Madrid’s 5-2 victory over the Premier League club.

When asked about Carlo Ancelotti’s comments that he couldn’t say the tie was over, Klopp stated: “I think Carlo thinks the tie is over – and I think it as well at the moment. But in three weeks – that is how it is in these moments – the closer you get to the game, the bigger our chances become and the less likely that the tie is over.”

Despite the defeat, Klopp wants his players to take the positives from the game, emphasizing that Liverpool started the game strongly and played football in the way that they want to see themselves. He acknowledged that they made mistakes, particularly around the goals, but stressed that the team must learn from the defeat and not allow it to be influential going forward.

The second leg of the tie will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu on March 15, and Klopp hopes that his team can improve and take some risks to score the necessary goals to progress.

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