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Jurgen Klopp has revealed why he substituted Naby Keita during their defeat to Real Madrid. The Reds suffered a 3-1 loss as Vinicius Junior scored a double, while Marco Asensio also got his name on the scoresheet for Real. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah scored for Klopp’s side.
Keita started from the first minutes, however, he was replaced by Thiago Alcantara at the 42nd minute of the game.
“Naby was not responsible for the performance in the first half,” said Klopp.
“He was not good in the game, but I could have made a few more changes in that moment. Yes, it was tactical.
“I did it, and now I’m not happy about it because we talk as if it was Naby’s fault.”