Real Madrid’s emphatic win at Anfield has not solely highlighted how dangerous Liverpool are, however Chelsea too.
The Champions League holders beat the Reds 5-2 in a sensational turnaround at Anfield having trailed 2-0 in the opening 14 minutes.
The reigning European champions proved their value at Anfield
Madrid’s 5 goals have surpassed Chelsea’s efforts this year in 9 much less video games
Carlo Ancelotti’s facet had been ruthless, and Graham Potter’s out-of-form Blues could look to take a leaf out of their e book in entrance of objective.
The Blues have netted simply 4 occasions for the reason that begin of 2023, with such a scarcity of success in entrance of objective contributing to their dreadful type.
Chelsea have performed ten video games to date this year, 9 of them in Blighty by the best way, however Madrid’s efficiency at Anfield has swept their objective scoring efforts apart in only one match.
Braces from Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema are additionally more than any Blues participant has been capable of muster in 2023.
Madrid had been by far and away the higher facet on the evening however Reds captain Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool had been responsible of constructing far too many errors.
When requested if it was a tough defeat to take, Henderson informed BT Sport: “Very tough, it’s arduous to sum it up straight after the sport.
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“Mixed feelings, frustration with the result. For large parts of the first half we performed well and were unlucky to be level at half time.
“We made too many mistakes. Real Madrid punished us every time tonight. A lot was [down to] their quality. We didn’t help ourselves for sure. We didn’t defend it [Madrid’s third goal] well enough.
“After that there was a few balls we could do better. The game went away from us at that point. The last two games we kept clean sheets. It’s hard. it’s difficult to come here and speak.
“Yes, they have a lot of quality. When you’re not 100 per cent defending they punish you. We caused ourselves problems at times.
Henderson admitted Liverpool weren’t at the races on Tuesday night
“It’s a tough one to take in the end. We still played a good first half. We were on top and created some good chances.
“There was a good chance at 2-1, a scuffle on the line. If that goes in it’s a big moment.
“The second goal obviously is a mistake. The third we’ll be disappointed with. That’s when the game went away from us.
“It’s [the second leg] still a few weeks away. We have to move on quickly. We have Premier League games before then so we have to concentrate on that, and cross this bridge when we come to it.”
Liverpool will return to the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg on March 15 as they look to produce another Champions League miracle.
While Klopp’s facet could not have the ability to flip the tie round, they have historical past of big comebacks in the competitors
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