Klopp: Messi is unstoppable, cannot defend that freekick


After the first leg of the Cham­pi­ons League semi-final game of Barcelona against Liv­er­pool, Klopp spoke to the media on the 3–0 defeat the received from the Span­ish side.

He start­ed; “As a man­ag­er, I com­plete­ly hap­py with how we played against a side like this. We played between the lines and we had real­ly good chances and we caused them a lot of prob­lems. But we didn’t score a goal and that makes our life a lot hard­er against a side like this.”

He added; “In this moment, Mes­si is unstop­pable. You obvi­ous­ly can­not defend that free­kick (what a strike). A world class and an out­stand­ing play­er like him. His sec­ond goal was not his best goal in his career but it shows his skill. But we defend­ed him and the whole Bar­ca team very well. I am a big admir­er of him. Since I knew before now that he’s a world class play­er, I am not so sur­prised even though I saw it again.”

Ernesto Valverde did every­thing right and I did every­thing wrong that is in foot­ball like this. And we will both still car­ry on prob­a­bly. Wasn’t sur­prised about their line up see­ing the like of Arturo Vidal. I sec­ond guess they were going for a defen­sive game.” said Klopp.

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