Former Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard He said Jurgen Klopp’s side was “dominant and out of class” as they lost 5-2. real Madrid in the Champions League.
Klopp’s team went two goals ahead with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, but was pulled back by Vinicius Junior’s double before halftime.
Madrid took the initiative after the restart and struck three more times. Eder Militao and a boost from Karim Benzema.
The Spanish champions have reserved their place in the quarter-finals as Liverpool will need to win by four clear goals on their return in Madrid.
Liverpool conceded five goals at home in the Champions League for the first time and Gerrard said “there should be an investigation”.
Gerrard told BT Sport: “It’s a reality check. Liverpool off to an excellent start, just what you need on a European night, fast, get ahead, build on it, 2-0 up.
“But from that moment Real Madrid came back, scoring a great goal quite quickly and from then on Liverpool were dominated and dropped for a long time.
“In any club, if you concede five goals, there should be an investigation as to why and how. I’m sure Jurgen will do that in the coming days.
“Everyone will be raw from now on. Liverpool are not conceding five goals at Anfield, it’s a very rare situation and there will be some scrutiny.
“Sometimes in football you have to raise your hands and say that the best team has won, that you are outside the class, that you are dominated. They were better in most areas of the court. (Luke) We witness absolute perfection in Modric and Benzema.”
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson He admitted that defeat was difficult to digest.
Henderson told BT Sport: “It’s very difficult to summarize right after the game. We were disappointed and disappointed with the result, but I felt like we performed absolutely well for most of the first half.
“It’s hard to come here and talk. Yeah, they have a lot of qualities and we knew that and they punish you when you’re not 100 percent defensively, and sometimes we got ourselves in trouble.”