A night that began with great optimism, and a fast start by the underdogs, crumbled after Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury on the half-hour, buoyed briefly by Sadio Mane‘s strike.
Karius took the majority of the criticism after the game but, true to form, Klopp shouldered the blame in his post-match press conference.
“I’m not fine, I’m the opposite of fine, but I try to be professional,” he said.
“I said it a few times, I’m turning 51 next month or so, I lost games in my life before, I won games in my life before—I know how to deal with that.
“What you cannot avoid is the feeling you have the night after the game.
“We all feel really, really bad, and the way home will not be the best trip we ever had in our life but we have to accept it now.”