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Klopp issues warning after Inter defeat

Jurgen Klopp is delighted that Liverpool have progressed to the quarter-final of the Champions League, but warns that they must play better than they did against Inter Milan if they want to win the tournament.

The Reds went into Tuesday night’s game at Anfield two goals up from the first leg, but ended up holding out for a 1-0 defeat – their first of 2022. It also ended the Reds’ year-long unbeaten home record.

“These things can happen, but you have to make sure you don’t do it again and be better next time,” he said. “We could have played better, but not too much better because the opponent was really good.

“The art of football is to lose the right games. If there was any game we could have afforded to lose it was tonight, because the main target of this competition is to get through. But it’s not that I’m sat here over the moon.

“It’s fair we’re through against a really strong opponent and now, let’s carry on. Over the two legs we deserved to go through, but we had some problems tonight, and one of those was the quality of the opposition.”