Klopp demands one major improvement from his Liverpool side

Date published: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 7:42

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts his side will not be so lucky this season if they do not improve their Champions League away record.

For a team which has reached successive finals, Liverpool’s record on the road in the group stage is terrible.

They have lost their last four away games, scoring only once, and have not won any of the previous five with the last victory on the road in Europe in the group stage at Maribor two years ago.

That success in Slovenia remains their only victory in the last 10 away group matches.

Liverpool scraped through last season with a 1-0 win over Napoli in their final home game, three Anfield victories giving them nine points and second place in their group.

“Last year we were lucky with how tight the group was that we could lose three times away and still have a chance to make it through the group. That will not happen this year. It’s completely different,” said Klopp.

“We don’t rely on home games or whatever. Obviously we like to say European nights at Anfield are really special but other teams can make a special atmosphere as well.

“They are not all the same, we could have won away games to be honest performance-wise which we didn’t win for some reason.

 

“We know it’s not historically good what we have done (in the away group games) in the last few years, but in general the Champions League was obviously really good.

“We did the right things in the right moment but we don’t rely on these things. We know we have to improve and we try again and again and again until it works out.”

 

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