Steven Gerrard says Jurgen Klopp will be leading an inquest into how Liverpool conceded five goals against Real Madrid last night.
The Reds completely capitulated as Madrid took them to the cleaners at Anfield. 5-2 didn’t flatter the visitors and in fact it could have been more.
Coming off the back of two clean sheets for Liverpool, this was hugely disappointing. And speaking to BT Sport after the game, Gerrard said Klopp will be doing some ‘soul searching’ for the rest of the week.
“Any club who concedes five goals there has got to be an inquest as to why and how and I’m sure Jurgen will do that in the next few days,” said the Liverpool legend.
“There is going to be a bit of soul searching and looking in the mirror and, yeah, it wasn’t good enough.”
Wasn’t good enough is an understatement. Yet again for Liverpool it’s one step forward two steps back in this never-ending season. They’ll have to dust themselves off and go again at Crystal Palace this weekend.
Liverpool in need of another pick me up
Just when it looked like Liverpool have turned a corner – disaster. The mental damage this defeat could do is potentially the worst blow for Madrid to land.
Right after seemingly getting the season back on track, the Reds have been hit with a sucker punch.
Taken in isolation, all the goals conceded tonight are relatively explainable, though. And Liverpool must remember the things that led them to a two-goal lead. No, it wasn’t all bad.
But having been hit with five unanswered goals, it really is hard to see any positives. Jurgen Klopp’s team must just hate the sight of Real Madrid white.
Last season’s defeat in Paris seemingly led to a months-long mental malaise for Klopp and his players. Hopefully another defeat to Los Blancos doesn’t inflict the same pain now.
There’s still the chance to salvage some professional pride when the two teams meet again next month. Klopp and his squad are becoming used to licking their wounds this season. But this one will sting for a little while yet.
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