Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker didn’t hold back during his post-match interview following the Reds’ Champions League defeat
Liverpool knew they needed a remarkable effort on Wednesday night if they were to avenge their 5-2 setback at Anfield in the first leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s players, on the other hand, were flat, plodding, and lazy as Karim Benzema’s 78th-minute goal sealed a 1-0 triumph for Madrid, winning 6-2 on aggregate.
It was yet another crushing setback in what is quickly becoming a season to forget for Liverpool.
After the game, Liverpool’s finest player on the night, Brazilian Alisson, did not hold back in his post-match interview.
“I think that every moment of the season had a cause, and today we can say that it was the attitude of the players on the pitch,” he told TNT Sports. Perhaps it was due of the first game, which had a fairly flexible score.
“It’s difficult to come here and beat Real Madrid away from home… As a human person, it’s difficult for you to generate that expectation of qualification.
“Now, guy, I’m wearing the Liverpool shirt, and I’m going to play against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The very least I can do is give it my all. So that’s my thought, and I believe I’ve expressed it.
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“And now, speaking as a group, we have a lot more work to do. And throughout this up-and-down season, every moment had a cause.”
“We had injuries, I guess we don’t like to talk about it in football,” Alisson said. We’re not going to use that as an excuse, but the injuries hurt. With only one player missing, this is no longer an excuse. This has been going on for almost a month.
“We had an amazing game against United. Soon after, there was an unexplained match against Bournemouth. And against Real Madrid, we didn’t play poorly, but we didn’t play enough to tie the game. There was a lack of attitude, and we were missing in many ways.”
Liverpool will now have some breathing room before three grueling tests against Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal following the international break.