Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that his team must learn from their UEFA Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Liverpool had taken a 2-0 lead in the last 16 first-leg encounter, but Real Madrid came back with five goals, proving again how much of a mentality beast they are in the European competition.
Speaking ahead of the team’s clash against Crystal Palace, Klopp said, “The performances against Newcastle and Everton were much better than the games we played before. The start against Madrid was the next step.
“We want super strong opponents, but we were really in the game, it was super intense and we scored two goals – wonderful. Then we conceded a goal and the other thing that is obvious is we are not that stable yet.
“Of course, it’s not cool to lose a game 5-2, but these things happen in football, especially when the opponent is as relaxed and confident as Real Madrid. They weren’t bothered by being 2-0 down – how many other teams do you know that don’t even flinch when they’re 2-0 down?
“They had the same thing last year in the Champions League against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from five minutes, they were out of the competition three times in all the minutes they played. Finally, Real Madrid emerged victorious in the competition.
“It’s our job now to make sure we take these mistakes, learn from it, and take the good stuff as well. That’s all I’ve got.