The Reds website is full of pleasant statistics for the team. Ever since Jürgen Klopp first led in the Champions League match in September 2017 a Liverpool, the six-time BEK / BL winner retained his goal more times than any other team: eighteen times.
Mohamed Szalah, with 23 goals, is the most successful player in the club’s BEK / BL history.
Alisson became the twelfth goalkeeper in Liverpool history to score at least 50 matches without scoring a goal. Only Pepe Reina (93), Ray Clemence (95) and Bruce Grobbelaar (99) needed fewer matches for this than the Brazilian, who brought at least fifty “zero” matches in 114 matches.
Jürgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool was understandably satisfied. He said at the press conference:
I am very, very satisfied. Our performance was great, this time coupled with good results. We deserved a 2-0 victory. It was a match where there couldn’t be a big difference because two very organized, well-defending teams competed against each other. I think we proved to be a hair better in these factors. I know Leipzig well and I know how able they dominate the game with their overwhelming physique. We had a day less time to prepare than our opponent, but that wasn’t reflected in the game. Yes, they made mistakes, but I think we forced them to make mistakes. In short, I am pleased with our performance. Ozan Kabak was a great fit for our team after how long he played for Schalke. And yes, Hendo (Henderson – ed.) Also stood his ground as a midfielder. Ali (Alisson – ed.) Had to defend big two or three times, but that’s her job. I’m sure he’ll sleep well on the plane on the way home. We’re no longer kids, this good result today won’t nullify our three defeats in the series in the Premier League. For me, it is not so much the result that is important, but that we played football well again. I can only say the best about the Puskás Arena, it reminds me a bit of the Atlético Madrid stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano. Budapest was a great host; Thank you, Budapest!
Jordan Henderson, Captain of Liverpool:
We did half the work, but only half!
Julian Nagelsmann, CoR head coach Leipzig:
We played football very well, even super, in the second half, creating situations, but we made two mistakes that will be penalized not only at this level by the opponent, but at any level. It was only our situation that was worse than that. We had three or four situations that we should have fired. We need to talk more about these than about the two mistakes that caused us to score goals. But that’s part of the game. Regardless, I say we played well overall. In fact, we weren’t the worse team tonight, but unfortunately the result shows otherwise.
EIGHTH FINAL, MATCH 1
RB Leipzig–Liverpool 0–2
Goal: Szalah (53.), Mané (58.)