Klopp: Loss “feels a bit rubbish” thanks to PSG, referees
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool rarely found any rhythm on Wednesday in Paris, falling to PSG by a 2-1 score at the Parc des Princes and leaving Klopp to prepare for a “proper final at Anfield” against Napoli on Dec. 11.
The Reds managed just one shot on target, a penalty converted by James Milner, and were largely inferior to lively Neymar and his inspired teammates.
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Klopp admitted that his side wasn’t very good in the loss, but was flummoxed by the Reds’ six yellow cards and lashed out at the officials’ handling of PSG’s men. And he knows his men never quite recovered from going down 2-0. From the BBC:
At the risk of sounding derisive, whatever. Both teams could’ve had a man sent off. Marco Verratti was lucky to avoid a straight red, and Robertson was one of a few Reds not exactly heeding the caution of the first yellow card.
That said, Klopp hasn’t had to fire off too many excuses this year, and playing the “I thought we were pretty good” card would’ve been disingenuous (something of which you’d be hard-pressed to accuse Klopp).