Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp agrees that his club faces a tough challenge as the Reds’ UCL fate will come down to the last group stage match.
The Reds settled for a 1-1 draw on Wednesday at Anfield as they were held by Napoli.
Dries Mertens scored for the Italian club in the first half and Dejan Lovren secured the point for the home team in the 2nd half. Because of this result, Liverpool now need a favorable outcome vs Bull Salzburg, knowing that their spot in the knockout rounds is still yet to be guaranteed.
Speaking after the game, Klopp said his players now know there is work to do because of the situation they find themselves in.
His words, “In [the Napoli] dressing room they feel like they are already through and maybe they are,”
“Everybody here thinks, ‘Oh my God, it will be tough’ and it will be tough, that much is clear.”
Henderson also said, “We’d have liked to have won, of course, to finish the job [qualification for last 16] but Napoli are a good side and we could only get a point,”
“I think we’re still in a decent position, but there’s one game left and we need to go and get a win away now.
“Napoli are a good team, good players, we knew it was going to be difficult. There were obviously times when we knew we could have done better, but we played some good stuff in the second half. We were searching for the second but couldn’t manage to get it.
“We keep going, we’re still in a healthy position but need to get the win away now. Second half, there was only one team going to win the game, if anyone. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a winner.
“We stay confident. We’ve still got a job to do away but we’re confident we can do that.”
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