Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool face “virtually an unattainable job” to overturn a three-goal deficit at Actual Madrid of their Champions League last-16 second leg.
Liverpool have been thrashed 5-2 at Anfield on Tuesday evening having taken an early two-goal lead towards the present holders.
Again-to-back wins within the Premier League had boosted the arrogance of Jurgen Klopp’s facet, however they have been humbled on a historic European evening to depart their qualification hopes hanging by a thread.
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“We have now virtually an unattainable job in Madrid in three weeks’ time,” mentioned Van Dijk. “However when the time is correct, we’ll focus and we’ll give all the pieces and signify the membership pretty much as good as we are able to.
“Very disillusioned. That is the one factor I can say, , dropping isn’t good. And the way in which we misplaced, virtually not giving ourselves an opportunity in Madrid, is hard.
“It is the exhausting actuality and one thing now we have to cope with, now we have to cope with as a gaggle, as a unit. It is not been the simplest season thus far, however the one technique to get out of it’s to stay collectively. And that is the message.
“Even after now, everyone seems to be offended, everybody is clearly disillusioned, however the subsequent recreation is, what’s it? 4 days? So if we need to carry out there, now we have to shortly, , change the change. And that is what we’ll do.”
‘We’re not robots’
Liverpool’s defensive issues have been laid naked as soon as once more with them now having conceded 46 occasions in all competitions as two targets apiece from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema accomplished an astonishing Actual comeback.
“We performed towards Actual Madrid, the holders of the Champions League. High quality gamers all around the workforce, they will punish you and punish errors that you simply make and that is what they did, particularly within the second half,” added Van Dijk.
“And that is fairly clear to see, errors that we should not make. But it surely occurs in soccer. You recognize, we’re not robots. Generally errors occur. And sadly, that’s the case.
“The one factor we are able to do is study from it and give attention to the following one to guarantee that that does not occur. And clearly, for those who look again within the final two video games, we performed properly and that is one thing we should always give attention to as properly, and do not be in panic.”
Klopp: I believe tie is over, for now
Liverpool are eighth within the Premier League forward of Saturday’s journey to Crystal Palace, dwell on Sky Sports activitiesand already out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup – the 2 trophies they received final season.
A European exit would all however finish their hopes of lifting silverware this time period and Klopp is aware of they face a mammoth job on the Bernabeu.
“I believe Carlo (Ancelotti) thinks the tie is over, and I believe it as properly, in the intervening time,” he mentioned. “However, in three weeks… it is how it’s in these moments: the nearer you get to the sport the larger our probabilities change into, and the much less doubtless the tie is over.
“However tonight with the 5-2 and also you see the sport and it is like… ‘Oh, they (Actual Madrid) are fairly good in counter-attacking, now we have to attain there (on the Bernabeu) three targets, so take some dangers, that could possibly be a bit tough.’
“But it surely’s actually not in my thoughts. So we go there, I can say that now already, attempt to win the sport. If that is attainable or not I do not know now. However we are going to attempt to from there and we are going to see.”