Klopp regrets Manchester City’s failure to reach Champions League final

06 Th5 2022 | 17:06

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently expressed sympathy for Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side were thrashed out of this year’s Champions League.

Manchester City have had to endure a painful defeat recently In the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. Guardiola’s team eventually lost 6-5 and will miss the C1 Cup for the sixth consecutive year.

That means the Champions League won’t feature an all-England final between Manchester City and Liverpool as many expected. Recently, The Kop captain Jurgen Klopp expressed his regrets about what Pep’s side had to go through. He said:

“Oddly, the game and the final result were not lucky for City.”

The German boss knows better than anyone what it’s like to lose the Champions League to Real Madrid, the 2018 final once and the quarter-finals last year. As such, Klopp has sympathy for City but believes Pep and his pupils will soon recover.

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“It was a big blow to their morale. I think everyone was ready to turn off the TV at 90 minutes. It turned out really bad, I can totally imagine it. I’ve been through that too. It wasn’t a good night. , but City will be back soon to be ready for Sunday’s game against Newcastle.” Klopp said.

Guardiola’s team led 4-3 in the first leg and maintained a two-goal advantage in the 89th minute of the second leg. However, Rodrigo’s lightning doubles in the 90th and 91st minutes forced the two teams into extra time, with Karim Benzema scoring a 95th-minute penalty. Real Madrid reach the final 3-1.

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As such, Real Madrid will take on Liverpool in their final game of the season. The two teams will repeat the 2017/18 Champions League final in Paris at the end of May this year. Manager Jurgen Klopp was excited ahead of the “fated” rematch.

“We really want to see them again after the 2018 Finals loss [Real Madrid] In the 2019 final, but in the end we were against Tottenham. Real Madrid seems to be our destiny! “ Liverpool captain shared.

Assessing Real Madrid’s journey to this season’s Champions League final, Klopp said the Blancos have beaten a series of formidable opponents and fully deserve it.

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“What Carlo Ancelotti has done at Real Madrid is amazing. Real Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, so they deserve to be in the final. It will be a great game. I am also happy to play By this round, and will do my best. We want to win this championship and we will work hard between now and the end of the month.”

In addition to the Champions League, Liverpool have an FA Cup final and are chasing Manchester City in the Premier League to fulfill their dream of eating four at the end of the season. The Kop will host Tottenham Hotspur in the next round. It is expected to be a tense game between the two teams as Liverpool must have three points to compete with Manchester City for the title, while Spurs also need a win to compete for next season’s Champions League spot.