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UCL: Klopp criticises 2 Liverpool stars for Napoli defeat

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/10/2018

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp criticises two Liverpool players of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino during 1-0 defeat to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League at Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday night. 

Lorenzo Insigne leaves it late for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to sealed the three points while Reds manager admitted after the game that the Premier League outfit deserved to lose due to their poor performance.

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The defeat leaves Liverpool second in Group C, level on points with Paris Saint-Germain, while Napoli are top on four points.

 Klopp told BT Sport. "The formation was not right, we moved in the wrong spaces, for the three midfielders the job was nearly impossible.

"With the ball we were to hectic when there was no reason to be hectic.

‘Sometimes Bobby [Firmino] ran too long with the ball, or Sadio [Mane] ran too long. When that happens, you cannot produce.

"The midfielders or the full-backs tried to go forward, but we lost the ball and had to go back in the other direction.

"It was intense, but we caused the intensity of the game ourselves.

"It was an interesting looking group before we started and it’s still interesting now. We want to play better than we did tonight, but even if we don’t play brilliantly, we want a result.

"Tonight we weren’t as good as we could be.’

Liverpool return back to the Premier League fixture against Manchester City at the weekend.

 

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