28 November 2019

It Was My Fault That We Didn't Beat Napoli - Jurgen Klopp apologises to fans for ruining 'holiday'


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp apologised to fans after ruining their chance to have a ‘holiday’ game against


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has issued an apology to fans after spoiling their opportunity of a ‘holiday’ game in Austria when they travel to Red Bull Salzburg.


Klopp had hoped to seal qualification into the Champions League knockouts last night but a 1-1 draw with Napoli means they go into the final game still needing a point. Defeat to Red Bull could mean their progress would go to head-to-head against the Austrians.

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Liverpool beat Red Bull 4-3 in the home leg, so a defeat by two goals, coupled with a Napoli win over Sturm Graz would see the defending chapions knocked out after the group stage.

And for Klopp it will mean another high intensity game in an already packed schedule.

“It is still open, the group is still open,” he said. “It’s ok, not ideal, but ok.

“I don’t want to say we need intensity in every game, but now we have it already - can you tell me in all my time here when it was easy?

“Last year we had to win 1-0 against Napoli in the final game, and I can not remember a bigger pressure than that.

“I know how human beings are and I am sure they were hoping we could win here so we could make a holiday game in Salzburg or something like that.

“But it didn’t happen, I am sorry - it really it never happens. There is always something on it.”

Liverpool are also sweating on midfielder Fabinho who was forced off in the first half with a nasty looking injury.

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And Klopp is worried about the Brazil ace.

“The biggest thing is the Fabinho injury, that's massive,” he said.

“It's early and we all hope it's not too serious but it's pretty painful and in an area you don't want to have pain, around the ankle.”


Klopp added: “I don't want to say what I expect because I hope it is not serious, but we know more maybe tomorrow, maybe day after tomorrow."


Losing Fabinho would be a blow for the Reds as they continue to look to hold off the challengers in the Premier League.

Source : Express.co.uk

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