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Jurgen Klopp details reasons behind Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Napoli

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Jurgen Klopp
suffered defeat in Naples on Tuesday night time (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp believes his staff struggled to discover the correct ultimate ball on Tuesday night time as they had been overwhelmed 2-Zero by within the Champions League.

There was little between the edges on the San Paolo however late targets from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente had been sufficient to give the house staff the three factors within the Group E opener.

Mertens’ purpose got here from the penalty spot after Jose Callejon went down below a problem from Andrew Robertson, which Klopp labelled a dive.

However, the German conceded that his staff made errors on the night time, a few of which had been down to the excessive tempo and depth of the match on a sizzling night time in Naples’

‘We had not enough chances at the end, to be 100% honest,’ Klopp instructed BT Sport after the defeat. ‘We made choices that weren’t proper tonight and we have now to settle for the end result.

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‘Very typically it was the ultimate ball which was not proper. It was a bit due to the depth of the sport as a result of it was wild.

‘The final ball is probably the most troublesome ball anyway and when you’re not in the correct bodily circumstances then it’s much more troublesome.

‘There had been moments after we ought to have finished higher for certain.

‘We weren’t completely happy at half time and needed to change our counter-attack and unfold the runs extra.

‘We lost the ball very often in the centre in the box when we played a one-two then it went in the other direction and they killed us. That was our problem tonight.’

Klopp later dismissed the suggestion that the Reds had been struggling bodily, stating within the post-match press convention: ‘You say we seemed drained however which groups had the cramps?

‘We had no physical problems tonight. That was not the reason why we lost.’

Not wanting to blame defeat on the penalty resolution, Klopp did make it clear in his press convention that he felt Callejon dived: ‘That was the game-changer tonight.

‘I’m sorry, however when the participant jumps earlier than there may be contact then it can’t be a penalty. I can say a number of issues about it, however then it could appear like a foul loser.’

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