Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in its Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday was just what the doctor ordered, coach Jurgen Klopp said after his team snapped its three-game losing run.

“It was the game we wanted, the game we needed,” Klopp told reporters. “Leipzig can be a real monster, they overrun teams, they are really physical and tonight we controlled them in an exceptional way. We forced them to make mistakes. I am happy with the performance.”

Liverpool, which had won the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title last season, has struggled for form in recent weeks. Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Leicester City left it sixth in the Premier League, 13 points behind leader Manchester City having played a game more.

 

Klopp then had to shoot down speculation earlier this week that he could leave the Premier League champion and pledged to turn…

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