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Liverpool boss Klopp: 24 shots and we couldn't get past Courtois

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Thibaut Courtois was the difference for Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The Reds lost 1-0 at the Stade de France.

Klopp said: "It's not important if any other team could have won tonight because Madrid qualified for the final and we qualified for the final and we couldn't win – that's the only thing that counts. This team of Real Madrid is incredibly experienced, they have the most experienced manager in European football, now the most successful as well. In a football game, in a close football game and even when we had a lot more shots than Madrid, it is about scoring, easy.

"Then the other problem is, with 24 shots how you say, I remember three situations where Thibaut Courtois made a proper save, a world-class save, and with our quality we can cause them more problems. Madrid deserve the Champions League trophy, that's how it is, when if you lose you have to think you could have done better. That's normal. We think we could have done better. Is it possible at game number 63 to play your absolute best football?

"I don't know, but I saw a lot of good things. My team was full of desire, full of passion, we tried really hard and you don't get the reward. That's part of the game, it will never change. What's the reason for that? I don't believe these kind of things that Madrid is unbeatable in finals, they will lose a final someday but it didn't happen tonight so I think Real Madrid could not care less when that will happen and for us it's not too interesting as well."


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