Liverpool finally managed to win after three defeats. In fact, when defeating RB Leipzig this morning, the performance of Jurgen Klopp’s troops looked very solid.
As is known, the duel titled the first leg of the last 16 of the European Champions League took place on Wednesday morning WIB (17/02) at Redbull Arena, Leipzig.
In the duel, the Reds, who acted as the visitors, won a landslide victory with a final score of 2-0. Each of the goals scored by their two mainstay attackers, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Apart from this landslide victory without conceding, Liverpool’s performance looked much better than the previous three matches, when they swallowed successive defeats, including against Manchester City.
So, of course, this victory over RB Leizpig is very important for the Marseyside Team because it can increase the players’ confidence. In addition, their job to qualify for the quarter-finals will be easier considering the second leg takes place at Anfield.
After the match ended, manager Jurgen Klopp also appreciated the performance of his players, especially those they faced were a strong and solid team like RB Leipzig.
“This is a game that we want, a match that we need. Leipzig can be a tough opponent, they make the opponent distracted, they have a tough physique and tonight we controlled them superbly,”
“We played a good match and we deserved this result. We defended very well and was good at winning the ball.” Klopp said to BT Sport.
Furthermore, the German coach admitted that this victory was also an answer from critics. Although many expect Liverpool to slip up again, Klopp will make sure that won’t happen again.
“It was a difficult match because there was only two days after the last game. It is still the first leg, we know that, but there are a lot of people who hope we will slip again.”
“For two years we played very well and this year we had problems, that’s normal. There are many people who hope we slip again in this match, but the players do not allow that,” he concluded.