Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool loss to Atletico Madrid: “Welcome to Anfield. It is not over.”

Atletico Madrid ran out winners at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday night.

Jurgen Klopp says their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid is not over.

Jurgen Klopp says their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid is not yet over following the Reds’ 1-0 loss to Rojiblancos on Tuesday night.


The defending champions were beaten 1-0 by Diego Simeone’s side at the Wanda Metropolitano, thanks to an early goal by Saul Niguez.


Liverpool are clear favourites to go through to the quarter-finals of the competition but they must come from behind in the second-leg at Anfield.


Speaking on BT Sport following the fixture, the German said: "They only wanted this result, 0-0 would have been OK for them. Welcome to Anfield. It is not over yet."


He added: "It was not exactly what should happen but it happened.


"It was the fight we expected and the atmosphere we expected but I love so many parts of our game. It is only 1-0 down at half time and the second half we play out our stadium.


"We lacked in the final third. They defended with all they had - their defending in the box was incredible.


"When you are 1-0 down with a team like this who only want this kind of result - 0-0 would have been good for them.



"He [Sadio Mane] was targeted. It was clear. They wanted to make sure he got a yellow card. It is only half time but you need to be really strong as a referee in this atmosphere.


"Already in the first 30 minutes three of their players went to the ground I don't know what for. Nobody to blame. I am fine, 1-0 down at half time we have the longest half time break and we will use that."



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