Liverpool lose 3-1 to Actual Madrid as Klopp claims referee was biased
Real Madrid took over Liverpool in the first leg of the quarter-finals of Champions League. The game was played at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Los Blancos winning 3-1 at home. You will now travel to Anfield with a two-goal pillow.
Vinicius Junior scored a brace and Marco Asensio added another. The Reds reacted back when Mo Salah scored an away goal. It could prove to be the ultimate target if Liverpool scores at Anfield and twice real Madrid fall empty.
However, Real Madrid have two goals ahead of the game for the time being. It wasn’t a very good performance by Liverpool either. There was very little intensity and they made defensive mistakes.
Despite the defeat, the Reds will try to make a comeback. For Jürgen Klopp, we hope that UEFA will appoint a referee who is not biased. The German accused the referee for this.
Ref’s decision cost Liverpool the game
The game was designated by the German referee Felix Brych. Jürgen Klopp has accused him of being prejudiced against Sadio Mane. Even after the final whistle, Klopp confronted his compatriot.
Before Real Madrid’s second goal, Sadio Mane was illegally stopped. Although it was a clear foul, the referee decided to wave it down. With no fouls given, Los Blancos scored on the other end.
Even in the press conference after the game it could be seen that Klopp was still not informed about the topic. The Liverpool manager continued to urge Brych to have a personal preference for Mane.
The former Dortmund coach even argued that even after this incident, no free kick was awarded for a foul on Sadio Mane. He said: “I have to say the situation with Sadio, what the referee did tonight, I don’t understand. For me it was personal because he didn’t deal with Sadio’s situation, which was a clear foul like it was a dive or whatever, from the moment Sadio went down he got nothing. “.
Klopp accepts poor performances from his squad
Despite Klopp’s excitement, that doesn’t change the fact that Liverpool are in a difficult position. The Liverpool manager also admitted that in his conference after the game.
A Champions League trophy would definitely have given consolation this season. Liverpool had a very good chance of getting a good result in this game.
This is because both first choice center-backs are injured. Sergio Ramos was already out of the squad. While Raphael Varane tested positive for COVID19. Even if they had scored two goals it would have been a big boost for them.
Perhaps the decision not to start Thiago and Firmino was the right one. Both Jota and Keita fought in this great game. While Thiago and Firmino have good experiences with such big games. It was a gamble that didn’t work in Liverpool’s favor.