Klopp hits out at obvious mistake after Liverpool lose to Napoli

Date published: Tuesday 17th September 2019 10:31

Jurgen Klopp insisted that Napoli should not have been given a penalty in their victory over Liverpool in the Champions League.

Late goals from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente gave Napoli a 2-0 win over last season’s winners, with the first coming after a controversial penalty decision awarded against Klopp’s side.

Disagreeing with the game-changing moment, but pleased with the performance, Klopp told BT Sport: “It should hurt because there were opportunities for us. It was an open game with a lot of counter attacks, but we didn’t finish them off and that is a problem.

“In the second half it was a wild game, they were running and we were running.

“I don’t think it’s a penalty. What can I say, for me, it is clear and obvious no penalty. He jumps before any contact, we can’t change that.

“We played a lot of good football but didn’t finish it off. We controlled moments but had not enough chances in the end. We made decisions that were not right and have to accept the result. It was very often the final ball that was not right.”


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