We don't need to give the players a hug, says Klopp

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Published on May 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

We don't need to give the players a hug, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says that his players did not "need a hug" after the Barca defeat but their problem now is to find a way to beat Newcastle as the title race nears its conclusion


We don't need to give the players a hug, says Klopp


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP SAYING: "We didn't need to have to pick up players at late dinner up in Barcelona when we were sitting around and give them a hug, whatever, 'come on!, go on'.

It's in us.

It's like we knew it, you cannot go to Barcelona and expect to go 3-0 up after the first game and you have a holiday game or whatever in the second one, so that's not like this, so if you want to have everything, you need to accept that you can lose, that's how it is, so again, the performance was founded on the pitch, we did some really good stuff there, that's how it is.

We caused them problems." 2.


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP SAYING: "The boys are completely on fire, completely.

That's what I said, when you're in the race and you can see you can win it, you don't get tired, that's how it is." 4.


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP SAYING: "Our problem is to find a way to beat Newcastle, though we respect them so much, and Rafa (Benitez) is doing an incredible job there again." STORY: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes his team can put their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona out of mind and focus on winning Saturday's (May 4) crucial Premier League match T Newcastle.

Liverpool trail leaders Manchester City by a point heading into the final two games of the Premier League season and the German said there was no need for him to boost his players' morale after the loss in Spain, in the semi-final, first leg.

"We didn't need to pick players up in Barcelona and give them a hug.

It's in us.

If you want to win in football you have to accept that you can lose.

I had more positive thoughts about the game than negative because of what we did on the pitch," said Klopp, who is also not worried about fatigue.

"The boys are completely on fire.

When you're in the race, you don't get tired.

We are ambitious like hell.

All we can do is beat Newcastle and that's unbelievably difficult, what other teams do on Monday night isn't our problem," he said, referring to Manchester City's home game with Leicester City.

Liverpool's second leg with Barca is at Anfield on Tuesday (May 8) and they complete their domestic campaign at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on May 12.

(Production: Mike Brock)

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