Steven Gerrard gives his verdict on Liverpool’s shambolic defeat vs Real Madrid
Liverpool recorded a humiliating defeat to Real Madrid at Anfield, as the club legend Steven Gerrard tells what exactly Klopp needs to do.
It was not long ago, Liverpool were considered one of the best in Europe, if not the best. Last season, Jurgen Klopp’s team were up for the quadruple, however, having won all the major trophies in the past seasons, the team now looks lost in its love for football.
The shambolic defeat is now the Reds’ eleventh defeat of the campaign, in all competitions, and they are getting uglier.
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool must do plenty of “soul searching” and has demanded Jurgen Klopp launch an inquest after the embarrassing defeat in Tuesday night’s 5-2 defeat against Real Madrid.
If you concede five goals there has to be an inquest into why and how.”
says Gerrard on BT Sport
“Liverpool don’t concede five goals here at Anfield, and if they do, it’s very rare. There’s gonna be a little bit of soul-searching, a little bit of looking in the mirror, sure, there always is when you concede that many goals. It weren’t good enough”
After the two wins on the spin in the Premier League and two quick goals in the opening minutes against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Liverpool were brought back to earth by Karim Benzema and Co. which brutally exposed the six times European champions in what Gerrard describes as a “reality check“ for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Real Madrid outplayed Liverpool, as Gerrard hails Madrid veterans
After the game, Gerrard confessed his former side were thoroughly outplayed by the European champions who defeated Liverpool in two Champions League finals in the last five years. Moreover, yet again, the Los Blancos veterans such as Luka Modric and Karim Benzema proved their masterclass at Anfield.
Giving an honest assessment of Liverpool’s defeat, the former Reds captain says,
“Sometimes in football, you’ve got to hold your hands up and say the best team won,“
Furthermore, Gerrard added,
“Liverpool were outclassed, Liverpool were dominated. They [Real Madrid] were better in most areas of the pitch, you’d have to say.
They got off to a slow start but the experience, the reaction was absolutely top class. And we’re witnessing here absolute greatness in Modric and Benzema; you’re talking about players that are operating on a different level than most.”
Liverpool have conceded 48 goals in the whole of last season, however, the Reds have matched the same tally from the previous campaign by February. The wonders this team has done over the past seasons is commendable having won all the possible titles, but what the world witnessed on the European night against Real Madrid is absolutely a disgrace and hard to accept given both these two sides were the finalist in the last year.