Real Madrid on the other hand only secured two shots on target, but they did score (1-0 victory).
With that being the case, Nicol was critical of Salah, Mane and Diaz post-game.
He told ESPN (01:16): “The front three that we’re always talking about how good they are, well when it mattered most they didn’t produce.
"And that’s why Liverpool have lost because they spent 45 minutes in the Real Madrid half and if you do that, you expect your playmakers, goalscorers, they have to perform – and they didn’t.”
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Anfield Watch Verdict
We don't like to be critical of Salah, Mane and Diaz. The reality is, without those players, we would not have competed for the quadruple this season.
Yes, Jurgen Klopp's forwards weren't at their best against Real Madrid, but they did try their best. Sometimes in football things don't go your way.
However, everyone is entitled to an opinion. On another note, we are absolutely loving the Klopp era.
Yes, the Reds lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid last Saturday night.