Jurgen Klopp disappointed with Liverpool performance, but tie not over yet

Jurgen Klopp disappointed with Liverpool performance, but tie not over yet

Jurgen Klopp disappointed with Liverpool performance, but tie not over yet

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left disappointed by his side's performance against Atalanta, with very few positives to take from the game.

Jurgen Klopp was in a philosophical mood after watching his side suffer a shock defeat to Atalanta in the Europa League Quarter-Finals at Anfield, but the Reds manager refused to concede the tie, with the second in Bergamo next week.

Speaking with TNT Sports after the game, Klopp admitted his surprise at how poorly his team had played,

"Yeah unfortunately there is nothing really positive to say about the game. The start was good. Darwin Nunez had a good moment but from that moment on it became a really bad game and there is nothing positive to say."

"I didn't like our tactical positioning in possession. We gave them one situation by passing the ball there, then everyone was chasing another guy. We scored one that was offside but it was a bad game from us. Atalanta had a good game, scored three goals, and deserved to win."

"I will watch this game on Monday. I know already that if we do a couple of things better, we will be better. Can we win it back? Yes, if we play good it is possible. Can we win 3-0? I have no idea. But this feels really bad and that's important. That was a bad performance and that's how it is. That's how we lost. It feels always in this moment that they are through but until we play, they are not."

"We haven't had that that often so we have to show a reaction immediately on Sunday. In this moment it must feel bad. The lads must go home and sleep badly. But we must prepare for Crystal Palace."

"A lot of performances tonight were really 'oops, wow, I didn't know they could play like that.' A lot of the players looked really alone in a lot of moments. It was really bad. We had our biggest chances in the end and didn't use them."

"I know the boys can play better football but they didn't do it tonight and we have to show a reaction on Sunday. I'm pretty sure they will do that."

Van Dijk says too many mistakes cost Liverpool

Like Klopp, Liverpool's Captain was disappointed with his team's performance but is confident the Reds can still qualify for the Semi-Finals.

"Obviously it's not great. A very, very disappointing evening. Too many individual mistakes and we got punished for it. It feels bad."

"With the man-marking system they do, we have to do much better. When we have the ball we have to do better and be much stronger. The spaces were open and they punished us immediately."

"A very disappointing night for all of us but we can't dwell on it for too long. We need everyone to look forward to another big game. We have to switch back onto getting results."

"We were wide open. It's more that we conceded the goals because we lost the ball in difficult areas. It hurts. But it can't put us down. We have to react pretty quickly."

"It hurts of course. We haven't lost here for a long time. But we shouldn't take the credit away from them. They punished us for being sloppy in possession. We still had chances to score one or two and unfortunately, we didn't."

"If you don't believe, there's no point going to Italy. We have made it very hard for ourselves going there 3-0 down. But the way to bounce back is by winning the game on the weekend. We need everyone to switch it back on. Then we can focus on putting out at least four goals over there."

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