‘Bad loser’ Klopp takes swipe at Atletico tactics

‘Bad loser’ Klopp takes swipe at Atletico tactics

It was his fourth goal in nine Champions League appearances - which included two in May's famous 4-0 comeback against Barcelona - having scored three in 33 in the Premier League during that time.

But as Liverpool discovered when Loris Karius committed two howlers during the Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid in 2018, if your goalkeeper is not at the same level as the rest of your players, it will cost any team. In a video shared by El Chiringuito TV, after the game the Spanish forward walked past the world's waiting media in the Anfield mixed zone and jokingly coughed in their direction, laughing as he exited.

A packed Anfield played its part in trying to roar Liverpool onto another Champions League conquest as, unlike in numerous countries across Europe, no restrictions have so far been put on supporters attending games in the United Kingdom.

They had 71 per cent possession, 34 shots with 11 on target and 16 corners but found goalkeeper Jan Oblak in inspired form and it was his display alone which kept the visitors in the game during the second half, which ultimately allowed them to win in extra time.

"I don't understand why they play this type of football with the quality they have". They could play proper football but they stand deep and have counter-attacks.

"We accept it of course but it doesn't feel right tonight", he said.

"Put your hands away you (expletive) idiots", Klopp snapped at some fans wanting a high-five as he walked out of the tunnel to the dugouts before kickoff.

Liverpool reserve keeper Adrian played a critical role for opposing reasons at the other end of the field, with regular No. 1 Alisson Becker missing the second leg due to injury.

The game continued to be one-sided one in the second half with Liverpool fiercely attacking Diego Simeone's team but without succeeding.

Wijnaldum's flicked header offered a warning for Atletico of what was to come before Oblak parried Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's driven effort.

Liverpool, who had reached the final the last two seasons, were 2-0 up after 95 minutes.

"I loved our first 90 or 95 minutes, however long it was", added Klopp.

"They are not in the best moment either so we will try everything to get a good result but we know how hard it will be". "Party after party after party", Klopp said.

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