Jürgen Klopp defends Salah’s finishing after Liverpool exit Europa League

Salah scores penalty but misses big chance against AtalantaKlopp: ‘We didn’t lose the tie tonight, we lost it at home’

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool squandered their Europa League chances at Anfield last week and insisted Mohamed Salah’s wastefulness was not the cause of their quarter-final exit against Atalanta.

Liverpool were unable to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit in the quarter-final despite dominating the first half and Salah scoring an early penalty. A 1-0 win signalled the last European game of Klopp’s Liverpool reign. The Liverpool manager admitted the failure to add a second goal was crucial in Bergamo but refused to pin the blame on Salah, who was guilty of the biggest miss.

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