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Nagelsmann on Liverpool Loss: "We Didn't Make the Most of Our Chances"

RB Leipzig suffered a stinging setback in their UEFA Champions League host, losing 2-0 to Liverpool on Tuesday night. Manager Julian Nagelsmann felt that the result didn't reflect the run of play but it still leaves them in a massive hole as they wait two weeks before traveling to England for the series second leg.

"We didn't make the most of our chances," said Nagelsmann after the game. "Mistakes are part of the game and, unfortunately, they happen in the sport. Overall though, it was still a good game for us. We weren't two goals worse than Liverpool."

Whether Nagelsmann feels that the team were better or worse, their position is perilous. Jurgen Klopp and his reigning English football champions know how to win in big games and they exercised that experience against a much younger team. The return leg will be a difficult ask for Leipzig, who played their home fixture in Budapest due to travel restrictions in Germany. 

Mo Salah opened the scoring in the 53rd minute with a brilliant strike past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. Despite being tracked by defenders, Salah was able to push past the defenders and make his opportunity, something he has become known for in England. Minutes later Sadio Mane doubled the lead, leaving Leipzig in a massive hole.

"We'll have to make up for those two goals in the second leg," said Nagelsmann. "We'll take it as 0-0 again and we want to try and take one or two chances. We can't afford to make any more mistakes."

Leipzig continue their Bundesliga campaign on Sunday with new vigor, following dropped points from Bayern earlier in the week. They now sit just five points back of the reigning champs and look to keep up the pressure.


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