Jurgen Klopp promises Liverpool will 'show a reaction' after their shock Europa League defeat to Atalanta… as Reds look to get their title charge back on track against Crystal Palace
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Jurgen Klopp promises Liverpool will 'show a reaction' after their shock Europa League defeat to Atalanta… as Reds look to get their title charge back on track against Crystal Palace

May 28, 2024
  • Liverpool were dealt a shock 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in their Europa League clash 
  • Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side will ‘show a reaction’ after the defeat
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Jurgen Klopp has pledged a strong Liverpool response to Thursday’s shock defeat against Atalanta with the returning Diogo Jota set to play a more prominent role against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Liverpool can’t afford a repeat of their first home loss of the season if they are going to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester City in a thrilling title race.

A bullish Klopp said: ‘Yes, we will show a reaction. I can promise. We have to show one but the good thing about a really bad performance is that you can play better.

‘It is not the first time in my life I lost a football game, unfortunately. I will think how to go about it.

‘I told the boys after the game to ‘take the defeat home’. Nobody will have slept great but from Friday we come together.’

Jurgen Klopp has pledged a strong Liverpool response to their shock defeat against Atalanta

Jurgen Klopp has pledged a strong Liverpool response to their shock defeat against Atalanta

The Reds were handed a 3-0 battering by their Italian counter-parts during Thursday's clash

The Reds were handed a 3-0 battering by their Italian counter-parts during Thursday’s clash 

The only positive from a miserable night at Anfield was the reappearance of Jota who looked lively when he came on as a late substitute for his first action since sustaining a knee injury at Brentford on February 17.

‘Diogo didn’t have more than two training sessions really but the information from the medical department said ‘Step ahead’ so now he can play a little bit longer.

‘We need all the players and we need them all aggressive, fit, going for it, a bit angry, full of desire, stuff like this.

‘I think Diogo was absolutely fine for his 20 minutes against Atalanta. It helped him a lot and now we will see what we can do from there.’

Trent Alexander-Arnold was also on the bench following his two-month lay-off but didn’t come on.

Diogo Jota's return from injury was one of the few positives on Thursday night

Diogo Jota’s return from injury was one of the few positives on Thursday night 

Curtis Jones in his first start since also getting injured at Brentford was withdrawn at half-time on Thursday after struggling with the intensity.

‘Curtis has been our fittest player for most of the season, pressing like crazy for 90 minutes. He was surprised by the intensity after 20 minutes which is why we changed him at half-time. We didn’t have to force him through.’



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