James Milner: ‘Liverpool were obviously the better team’

Wed 14 April 2021 | 22:50

Liverpool captain James Milner said the Reds were “obviously the better team" after they crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid.


failed to overturn their first-leg 3-1 defeat against

Real Madrid

, as they were held to a goalless draw at Anfield on Wednesday.

Their first-leg performance left them too much to do at Anfield and their poor finishing wrecked any chance of a turnaround.


James Milner

was searching for positives after their dismissal from the European competition and said similar efforts would help the Reds in their bid for the Champions League qualification.

"We were obviously the better team,"

Milner said to 

BT Sport


"We did enough to win the game.

"The performance, intensity and desire was good. But you can't not take the chances we had and that was the difference.

"The positive is we are creating the chances and the reaction we showed.

"We wanted to come out of the blocks and set that tempo. If we had played that first leg with the same intensity it would have been very different. Ultimately we weren't good enough over two games.

"The most important thing is if we perform with the desire and intensity hopefully we can get into those top four spots."

source: SportMob