Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the second leg quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League. They lost 1-3 to Real Madrid in the first leg last night at the Bernenbeu.
Vinicius Jr scored a brace on the night while Asensio added another while Mohammed Salah got the only goal for the visitors.
Liverpool pulled a miraculous comeback in 2019 after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the semi-final by winning 4-0 at Anfield. Could history repeat itself.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told BT Sports after the match that they made life easy for the hosts.
“If you want to go to the semi-final, you have to earn the right to do so,” Klopp told BT Sport. “We didn’t do that tonight, especially in the first half.
“We just didn’t play good enough football to cause Real Madrid more problems. We made it too easy for them.
“The only good thing I can say, apart from the goal, is it’s only the first half of the tie. We didn’t deserve a lot more but that one goal and the second half was OK. It gives us a lifeline.”
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At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City scored a late winner against Borussia Dortmund to end it 2-1. There is still all to play for in the return leg in Germany next week.
Pep Guardiola is City manager and will take the win.
“Better to win than draw. We are going there to win the game.
“In the first half we were not clever with the ball. The second half was much better.
“Dortmund is a typical club from the Champions League. We have one more game there and with the result 2-1, we will try to score the goals there to win.
“We are going to analyse what we have to do like we have done for four or five months. Every game we play to win.”