Klopp names one match that made Liverpool stronger

Date published: Friday 26th April 2019 10:16

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Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool “suffered and we learned something” from their loss in the Champions League group stage to Napoli.

The Reds lost 1-0 to the Serie A side back in Naples in October in the second matchday of the Champions League group stages.

Since then, Klopp’s men dispatched Bayern Munich and Porto in the knockout stages on their way to set up at semi-final clash with Barcelona.

And Klopp reckons that night in Italy has made his group stronger as they keep “learning” from their mistakes.

“It is just pushing ourselves to the next level, adapting to the different situations, learning from the mistakes we made last year, the mistakes we made this year, the away games in the Champions League group stage,” Klopp said.

“I’ll give you an example. To really learn you have to suffer from time to time and we really suffered a lot at Napoli. I had no explanation. It was one of the worst pressing games I ever had with the team. But having it is very important. We suffered and we learned something.”

Meanwhile, Klopp told fans not to expect “the biggest transfer window” in the club’s history this summer and has already struck Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, who scored in Liverpool’s loss earlier in the season, off the list of reported targets.

“We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne. He’s a very good player, but he has a long-term contract at Napoli and we will not even try it,” he said.


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