Champions League

‘Liverpool must learn from mistakes’ admits Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are all set to take on Napoli at Anfield in their final UEFA Champions League group stage fixture and Jurgen Klopp reveals that the Reds need to do much better.

The game is by far Liverpool’s most important one so far this season. It is a must-win game for the Reds if they are to have any hopes of qualifying to the round of 16. Earlier when the two sides had locked horns on matchday 2, it was Napoli that had emerged victorious courtesy of a Lorenzo Insigne goal in injury time. Liverpool had one of their poorer outings in that game, in comparison with the standards set by them this season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was adamant that they cannot repeat that mistake when they host Napoli tonight. “We all know the results we need and it is quite difficult. Napoli are good in possession, counterattack as well, typical Italian team good at defending. It’s a big challenge but if something special is possible it is here and that is why we should try.

We are in a good moment for weeks and months as a club and a team, we have to use it. The first game against Napoli was that bad from our side that we can improve everything,” the German added. “We didn’t defend for a second like we wanted and we didn’t play like we wanted to play with the ball. But that was six weeks ago. No team in the world are perfect. We are not and Napoli are not. We all have weaknesses.

“It is about using the weaknesses of the opponent. If we are really in the game and the crowd is there then we can go the extra yard. That will be necessary for this game, 100%. I am really looking forward to it. It is really cool but difficult. I am really looking forward to it. It is a big opportunity for us and we will try everything to put it right.”

Author’s take

Liverpool go into the fixture knowing full well that any result other than a victory would prematurely end their European dreams and certainly will be up for the game.

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