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Klopp pleased with Liverpool performance despite 3-0 loss to Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp has said that he was pleased with his side’s performance despite Liverpool slipping to a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Nou Camp this evening.

Liverpool face a massive uphill battle if they are to progress to a second successive Champions League final as Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp.

Ex-Red Luis Suarez opened the scoring with his first Champions League goal of the season, with the Uruguayan celebrating wildly after scoring against his former side.

While Liverpool had a whole host of chances to score at least one vital away goal in the Nou Camp, it was once again the brilliance of Lionel Messi that put his side in the driving seat, scoring his 599th and 600th goals for La Blaugrana to leave the Merseyside outfit with an almost impossible hurdle to overcome in next weeks second leg.

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Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp said that he was happy with the performance of his side, insisting that they played ‘a super game’

“Football is like this. It’s about scoring goals, and they scored three and we scored none,” Klopp told BT Sport.

“Our performance was really good, the boys played a super game. But against Barcelona just a few opportunities can be enough [for them].

“I was happy with the performance, not too happy with the result. That’s football. It was a hard result but we have to accept it.”

Next up for Liverpool is a crunch game with Newcastle, with the Reds needing to win in order to maintain their Premier League title challenge, before facing Barcelona in the return leg in just six days.

“Let’s recover now, go to Newcastle and learn from it,” Klopp added.

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“Barcelona showed they had more experience. We saw that in the moments when they stopped our rhythm, going down, but that’s part of the game.

“3-0 is not the easiest result but we we have another game [second leg] and our people will be there.”

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