Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he subbed Naby Keita in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Klopp hooked Keita before halftime of their 3-1 quarterfinal first-leg loss.
He later said, “It was tactical, it was tactical. That’s now things I don’t like in the job, stuff like this. You do that and then it’s like the one player is responsible for the performance of the first half.
“Naby was not responsible for that. He didn’t play for a while, especially not from the start, and these kind of things. We were not good in the game, Naby was not good in the game but we all saw the game so to be honest I could have made a few more changes in that moment.
“So it was not about Naby but I did it and I am now not happy about it because we talk about it like it was Naby’s responsibility. It was not. But it was tactical, that’s it.”