believes and lacked belief during Liverpool’s final defeat to Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side fell at the final hurdle at the Stade de France on Saturday evening as Vinicius Junior’s goal sealed a 1-0 win for Madrid.
Liverpool had 24 attempts on Madrid’s goal and the Spanish champions needed an excellent performance from Thibaut Courtois to keep a clean sheet.
But Wenger believes both Salah and Mane looked off the pace against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
‘I would like to give some credit to Liverpool,’ Wenger said in his post-match analysis with beIN Sports.
‘They’ve gone for all the trophies they can go for and they just failed with the two biggest ones by just a yard, they’ve been exceptional as well.
‘I wonder after watching that game if the disappointment of last week, being beaten [to the title] in the last game of the season had somewhere dropped a level of confidence.
‘You felt as well that Salah, Mane, the guys who make the difference, didn’t have the same freshness, the same belief that they can make the difference.
‘Overall they came short, we must be honest, because of Courtois.
‘I felt at some stage that if Liverpool came back to 1-1 they’d come back and win the game.
‘But they never found that special moment where they could finish their chances off, and a lot of that is down to Courtois.’
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