Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘gave all five goals away’ against Real Madrid – video
Jürgen Klopp said he felt like the tie is over at this point after Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead to lose 5–2 against Real Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 first leg at Anfield. With goals from Darwin Nuñez and Mohamed Salah, the Reds found themselves two goals up inside 15 minutes, but the holders, Real settled, and leveled through Vinicius Junior’s brace before the break. Éder Militão put the visitors ahead two minutes after the break, before Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema scored twice in 12 minutes to take a 5–2 lead back to the Bernabéu. The thrashing also marks the first time Liverpool have conceded four or more goals at Anfield in the competition’s history. Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelottihowever, still sees Liverpool as a ‘very competitive team’ and predicted that Real would have to ‘suffer’ through the second leg.