Klopp challenge to his players after Champions League exit

KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool tactician Jurgen Klopp has penned down what he expects from his team in the Premier League after a deflating UEFA Champions League exit on Wednesday.

Liverpool  managed a 0-0 draw, but the damage was done last week in Spain where Real Madrid won 3-1.

For The Reds to return to the competition next season they have to finish in the top four of the English Premier League, where they are three points off with seven games remaining.

“We are not silly. We want what we earn. If we don’t earn it 100% then we respect the situation,” Klopp said via Goal.

“We concentrate on what we do and what we have to. It is tough, we are still not in hot seat and we play at Leeds United on Monday. That is a tough one, they are the most physical team in the Premier League pretty much so you better run a lot yourself.

On the level of his confidence to lead his team to the success, Klopp said:

“It has nothing to do confidence. I am naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there. We know the points we have , we know the table, we know the situation. We don’t have to talk too much about it.

“If we want [Champions League football] then we should play really good football which we did tonight but if we want to go through we should finish the situations off on top of it.

“We are not in a bad moment. We played really well and got a late winner against Aston Villa, we played really good against Arsenal and not good against Real Madrid in first leg, but we were not bad tonight.

“We really have to keep going and keep fighting, we want the Champions League next year, but we have to pick up more points than a lot of other teams,” the German concluded.

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