Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has assured supporters that his side is feeling “sh*t”, and that there’s a “light at the end of the tunnel,” despite Sunday’s heartbreaking defeat.
Klopp’s team battled valiantly but lost a penalty shootout with 120 minutes unable to separate his and Manuel Pellegrini’s sides.
The German was all smiles before the spot-kicks took place, seemingly in an attempt to relax his five takers, but felt as awful as the rest of us following the defeat, which occurred after Lucas, Coutinho and Adam Lallana fluffed from 12-yards.
You can listen to Klopp’s post-match interview, courtesy of the Guardian, here:
Klopp now has to ready his side for Wednesday evening’s Premier League tie with Manchester City, with the Sky Blues heading to Anfield for an evening kick-off.
It gives Liverpool a quick chance for revenge, although in reality, Wembley triumph would’ve been sweeter than a Premier League win when our chances of a top four finish are pretty remote.
In fact, our season now rests on the Europa League, with a Last 16 tie with Manchester United on the horizon in March.
If we manage to down our bitter rivals, we’ll reach the quarters in the knowledge that victory will see us qualify for the Champions League next term.