Liverpool didn’t blitz their opponents on Wednesday night. They didn’t produce a classic European performance. They didn’t come back against all the odds.
Instead, Liverpool went out of the Champions League to a Real Madrid side who already killed them three weeks ago.
A three-goal deficit was always going to be tough to overturn at the Bernabeu, especially as they lost to Bournemouth in their previous game.
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It means all they have to play for this season is qualification to next year’s Champions League. They are currently 6 points behind Tottenham in 4th place in the Premier League. Whether or not they qualify for the Champions League will define the short-medium term future of the club.
Jurgen Klopp Knows it, and has identified three upcoming games that will define Liverpool’s season.
“If you want to win the competition, you have to be outstanding, and we weren’t tonight, so the result is fair,” Jurben Klopp said.
“But of course, it’s the, the, competition, and we want to be part of it every year, and that’s the massive task now.”
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“When we get back from the international break we have a proper football week ahead of us, with three games, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, which will then probably define what we get out of it.
“People will say that we lost it at Bournemouth, but this week is a pretty decisive one,” Jurgen Klopp added.
“So, we have to hope the boys come back healthy enough, in the right shape, and we will try it.”