Liverpool didn’t deserve to win … and they know it! Bitter RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann was frustrated with his team’s defeat in the Champions League and insisted that we were definitely not worse.
- Julian Nagelsmann said RB Leipzig didn’t deserve to lose to Liverpool
- Leipzig was frustrated by individual mistakes in the 2-0 defeat in the round of 16
- Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both scored to bring the Reds under control
- Jürgen Klopp’s men ended three defeats in a row in the Premier League
Julian Nagelsmann has suggested that Liverpool didn’t deserve to beat RB Leipzig after being frustrated by their side’s 2-0 loss to Jürgen Klopp’s men.
Liverpool took full advantage of the mistakes in the Leipzig defense to score a quick double from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the second half.
The away win at the Puskas Arena in Budapest gives the Reds control of the round of 16, but Leipzig boss Nagelsmann was not convinced that his team was the second best.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann said Liverpool did not deserve to win against his team 2-0
Liverpool have full control of the Champions League round of 16 after the away win in Budapest
“If you win, you are always right,” he said in quotes from Bild.
‘We earned a lot of respect in the 90 minutes.
“And what struck me when I left the field was that the Liverpool players didn’t use the words ‘deserved win’.
“We were definitely not worse and certainly not with two goals.”
Liverpool’s goals both came from mistakes in Leipzig. Marcel Sabitzer played a bad back pass right in front of Salah and Nordi Mukiele slipped so Mane could run unhindered through the area.
The Bundesliga team consistently threatened, and Dani Olmo hit the post with a header in the first few minutes after a nice cross from Angelino.
Alisson left his high profile mistakes against Manchester City behind with two important interventions. He saved Christopher Nkunku one on one and then rushed out in stoppage time to fend off striker Hwang Hee-chan.
Leipzig was frustrated after conceding two goals due to individual defensive errors
But Liverpool created their own opportunities. Salah saved Peter Gulacsi, Andy Robertson almost knocked the Leipzig goalkeeper off the line with a bold chip, and Roberto Firmino’s header was dismissed after Mane put the ball out of play.
Klopp said his side under fire is worthy of victory after three Premier League losses.
“I was very happy with the performance and it resulted in a deserved win,” he said.
‘It was a game where we weren’t expecting much advantage due to the mentality of both teams, but I thought we’d be better for most of the night.
‘Overall, I can say that I am very satisfied with the entire package. Whatever they tried, we had an answer. You had chances, but that’s normal.
“Most of the time we were in control of the game, which was very important and that doesn’t happen much against Leipzig.”