first_img Next Barcelona showed they had more experience: Juergen Klopp after Liverpool defeatLiverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kickadvertisement Reuters BarcelonaMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 11:40 IST Juergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool suffered a 0-3 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final 1st legJuergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots savedLiverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goalLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his team could not have played much better despite their 3-0 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.”Football is like this. It is about scoring goals and they scored three and we scored none but the performance was really good, the boys played a super game, to be honest, but against a side like Barcelona, a few moments are enough to give them the opportunity,” Klopp said.”What can I say? I am really happy with the performance but of course not too happy with the result, we have to take that, that’s football and we know that. You don’t get grades, only a hard result and we have to accept that.”Liverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kick.Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved and Mohamed Salah striking the post.”That is how it is. How we created the moments was outstanding, how we caused them problems was outstanding, we controlled the game so well,” Klopp said.”We went in at halftime, analyzed the half, told the boys what we can do better and what have to do it again. I don’t know if we can play it much better, to be honest,” he said.”But then you have that one moment, the ball hits the crossbar.. and then Messi is there for an easy goal. Then a wonder strike again, that is how it is. That ball was obviously unsaveable,” Klopp added.advertisement”Barcelona showed they had more experience. We saw that in the moments when they stopped our rhythm, going down, but that’s part of the game,” the German said.Liverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goal.”3-0 is not the easiest result but we have another game (second leg) and our people will be there,” he said.Also Read | Champions League: Lionel Messi scores 600th goal as Barcelona crush Liverpool 3-0Also Read | Champions League: Ajax Amsterdam outclass Tottenham 1-0 in semi-final 1st legFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow UEFA Champoins LeagueFollow Lionel MessiFollow Juergen Klopplast_img

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