Liverpool continue their poor start this season as they lost their first game in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The Merseyside Reds were thrashed 4-1 by Italian side Napoli.
The Premier League side were 4-0 down with goals from Piotr Zielinski, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Giovanni Simeone, before Luis Diaz scored Liverpool’s only goal of the game.
After the game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals why his team was thrashed by Luciano Spalletti’s side.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells BT Sport:
“Really tough to take, it’s not that difficult to explain when you watched the game. To start with the two penalties, OK first of all Napoli played a really good game, we didn’t, that is the first explanation for the defeat.
“They scored one penalty and missed another but the next two goals we served on a plate and we should defend better. 3-0 down having chances but never really in the game. We were not compact defensively or offensively. Until Thiago entered the pitch I cannot remember one counter-pressing situation, we were too wide.
“Everything is obvious but why it happened, I cannot answer now, let me think about about it. It is a really tough cookie to take, but I have to take it.”