Klopp: Lost finals not down to bad Liverpool displays

Jurgen Klopp claims that his previous losses in major finals with Liverpool haven’t been down to poor performances.

The German lost a League Cup final against Manchester City in 2015-16, a Europa League final against Sevilla in the same year and the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid last season.

And, after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title this term, Klopp has another chance on Saturday to bring home his first piece of silverware at Anfield, when Liverpool face Tottenham in the Champions League final.

“Against Sevilla the tank was empty (in the second half) and last year a little bit and we lost Mo as well,” Klopp told reporters.

“Last year, a strange first goal, then a bicycle kick. Those goals weren’t down to our performance.”

On luck, Klopp added: “We know how difficult it can be in football. There can be lucky moments and bad luck moments.

“You need to react in different ways. As long as you play your football. I like the boys have always delivered as long as they could.”

When asked how he would celebrate if Liverpool beat Spurs, Klopp continued: “But it wasn’t that long ago I was sprinting on the pitch and jumping at my goalkeeper. It was an expensive run. I won’t be doing that again!”


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