An unhappy Jurgen Klopp makes feelings clear after Capital One Cup final defeat
It's fair to say that Klopp isn't happy. As he puts it, he feels like "s**t"
February 29th, 2016
Penalty shoot-outs are a harsh way to lose a game, especially when it is a major cup final. A win for Liverpool in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Manchester City would have given Jurgen Klopp his first trophy as Reds boss, however it was’t to be and following a period of extra-time and a penalty shoot-out, it was Manuel Pellegrini who was celebrating as the Reds walked back into the Wembley tunnel.
Hardly surprisingly, Klopp was a disappointed man as the Liverpool fans quickly deserted the vast Wembley stands and admitted that losing the final to Manchester City felt like “shit”.
Fernandinho’s opening goal was cancelled out by Philippe Coutinho, however extra-time produced no further goals and the resultant penalty shoot-out was a disaster for the Reds with Willy Caballero saving three of Liverpool’s spot-kicks.
Klopp said to reporters in the post-match press conference: “You have to feel a defeat. You can’t say it wasn’t important because it was.
“If my press officer would allow me to say shit, I’d say shit. That’s normal, but only silly idiots stay on the floor and wait for the next defeat, you have to strike back.
“But you have to feel how it is like this – it’s not the best moment.”
The two sides will once again lock horns on Wednesday when they meet in a Premier League clash at Anfield.