The English Football Association needed a game to kick-start club football on proper in England, they saw to it by giving the world, Liverpool vs. Manchester City, knowing how tense the rivalry has become between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
And of course, the game sure delivered with the Reds putting up quite the challenge against the Cityzens to hit back twice after going down.
Liverpool however has themselves to blame as star man, Darwin Nunez was the villain of the night with countless chances he missed to send the Reds to the quarter-final and make Jurgen Klopp the proud father.
But as the reality is, Manchester City ultimately triumphed over Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, with the German having to face the media to account for why the Reds lost.
The reasons behind Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Thursday have been outlined by Jurgen Klopp.
The five-goal thriller favored Pep Guardiola’s City, and Klopp attributed the loss on the Reds’ defending, saying all the goals they gave up were “totally unjustified.”
Holders At the Etihad Stadium, Liverpool was eliminated from the competition after allowing the Premier League champions to advance to the quarterfinals thanks to goals from Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez, and Nathan Ake.
All of the goals scored by the home team, in Klopp’s opinion, were avoidable.
Klopp told Sky Sports: “We played a formation that we haven’t played for a long time…, we needed time to adapt.
“In the first 15 minutes, we had real problems and that killed our confidence and conviction a little bit.
“The goals we conceded were completely unnecessary…”