Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie is more positive than it may seem.
When he was asked if the result would not affect the clubs performance in upcoming games; this was his replies.
“It is not the result or the game we dreamed of,” Klopp said. “In Germany we say it is like the Homburger Shooting, a big ballyhoo before the game and then not really a lot of things happen in the game. It was an intense one.
“But in the first half we still had the chances, so if Sadio [Mane] hits the ball a bit better then he strikes twice with a bicycle kick, which is obviously pretty rare. And, as it always is, a goal would have changed things a bit.
“We had 10 or 12 situations where everything was prepared, everything was on a plate and then we played a very average last pass or gave it away. That caused us two problems: one, we didn’t create a chance, and on the other hand we gave them the ball and they had a counterattack, which made the game even more intense
“What we wanted tonight was to get a result we can work with and we can work with that result, obviously. We still feel like we are proper in the competition but we have to show that in three weeks.”
“Now we have to recover and have to prepare for Manchester United and they are obviously in a good shape, which we all saw yesterday.
“I don’t think about it now but I know it will come and now we start preparing that game. It is another tough one, that is how football is at a top club. We play Bayern tonight and then Man Utd at the weekend, that’s cool actually, but it will not be easy of course.”
Although the game ended draw Liverpool look forward to a win at Allianz Arena