Klopp reveals what he saw on faces of Chelsea players after Carabao Cup final defeat

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Jurgen Klopp has shared his honest thoughts on Chelsea after Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Carabao Cup.

It was a thrilling context between the two sides, but it was Liverpool who carried the day following Virgil van Dijk’s 118th-minute header late in extra time.

Speaking after the game, Gary Neville slammed the Chelsea team and called them bottlers.

However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that losing the final once again does not mean the Chelsea players are bottlers.

Klopp admitted he saw on  the faces of the Chelsea players and Mauricio Pochettino, that they were desperate to win.

Klopp said: “I understand that people have to talk about it but I was in the other seat as well, losing a final, and people say a lot of things about you that you don’t like to hear.

“In my case some of them were true, some were not true, just ­guessing what might have happened.

“I’m the one who knows what it’s like to lose five or six finals in a row. I can imagine how it was for Chelsea. Everybody tells you: ‘By the way, you lost the last five and that’s a new record.’ It’s not nice and I really felt for them.

“They didn’t deserve to get all the blame. They played a really good football game, in a final where nobody plays their absolute best football.

“You just have to beat the opponent, and that’s what we did. That’s why this ‘bottling’ thing is really not mine. I really don’t understand it.

“They wanted it badly and didn’t get it, and I saw in the faces of the players and Poch after the game that it felt horrible.

“I don’t think anybody deserves these kind of feelings but in finals it is like that, that one feels like that and the other one is happier. It’s tricky, but it is the world we are living in.”