Klopp’s plans went out the window after Sadio Mane‘s dismissal, however Klopp admits they “spotted” Otamendi as a weakness.
“Spotted? That’s not too respectful,” said Klopp. “For everybody in the world, it’s difficult if you cannot avoid a pass. That’s how defending works.
“You have to avoid the pass, because in the end Otamendi cannot make Salah slower.
“If we can play the pass, then Salah is away. That’s not Otamendi’s fault. That’s how I see it. That’s why you need to be compact and avoid passes like this.”