Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Jurgen Klopp concedes Liverpool were not good enough against Napoli

Jurgen Klopp concedes Liverpool were not good enough against Napoli

Liverpool were deservedly beaten by Lorenzo Insigne's 90th-minute goal for Carlo Ancelotti's side having produced an error-strewn and passive display at Stadio San Paolo.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita was rushed to hospital for a heart scan after being forced off during Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Napoli.

Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: "We had our moments, but too often the formation was not right or we moved in the wrong spaces".

"If you looked how we played you would have thought they were always on us - we could have played calmer, but we didn't".

"Now tonight, we didn't perform and that's how football works - against a good side in the Champions League, you lose".

"Back problem, that's what I heard", Klopp said.

Liverpool, meanwhile, played as if they would settle for a point after they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2. If we had scored a few minutes earlier, we would have had more time suffering!'

"Now, let's have a look afterwards, how the players are, what happened in the game, injury-wise, little knocks and stuff like that".

Liverpool's best effort came when Egyptian Salah shot wide after the break. I don't remember when that happened last.

Liverpool lost Naby Keita to injury midway through the first half with the £53m summer arrival departing on a medical cart and taken for further examination. "I am really fine to give the credit to Napoli, but I think we had a big part in it as well". That's what we're going to do - we're going to analyse the game and see what we can do better.

"We had prepared the match well", said Ancelotti, "then it's all about the performance and the guys played it well and we were rewarded with this victory that keeps us in the group".

Klopp refused to blame an intense sequence of fixtures for his team's subdued display and insisted there would be no repeat when Manchester City visit Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

"You prepare games in your head and then it's all down to interpretation".

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