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06th Nov 2018

Jurgen Klopp’s response to journalist question showed exactly how he felt about Liverpool performance

Wayne Farry


Liverpool were beaten by Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night

Liverpool were not expected to be beaten by Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night, but beaten they were by a home side who – unlike their visitors – came onto the pitch like a team actually ready to play a game of football from the very first whistle.

The defeat represents a major blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side, as most defeats do in fairness, who may now require maximum points from their final two group games to get through to the Champions League knockout stages.

Now while some defeats are unfortunate ones which see the losing team fail to convert chances or capitalise on their dominance, this was really not one of those games.

Yes, Liverpool had the vast majority of possession and territory in the second half of the game, but in truth they rarely threatened bar a half chance here and there.

In other words, they couldn’t really argue with the scoreline.

The level of underperformance against a team who had never won a game in the Champions League group stage before (it should be noted that they did win the European Cup back in 1991) was not on lost on manager Jurgen Klopp, who made his disdain known both during and after the game.

This was exemplified not just by his scary as hell laugh and lick of the teeth but also his curt answer to journalists who asked him after the proceedings if he could put his finger on what had gone wrong for his team in Belgrade.

His response? “I only have 10 fingers.”

So, yeah. Klopp is not happy at all.