Asked if he knew why it went so badly wrong, Klopp replied: ‘I tried already – three, four times now, in other interviews, but I cannot make it better with whatever I say.
‘After we conceded one goal the game changed. Even I would try to explain it, it’s not that easy. I’m actually not used to a reaction like this from my boys but they have to accept that tonight it was not good.
‘We had not a lot of chances – if we had some [at all]. Maybe Roberto Firmino in the first half. One or two other moments.
‘We had a lot of moments in and around the box where we could have had a chance but we didn’t make anything of it and that was the situation.
‘So, the performance of course doesn’t feel too good. That’s how it is but for the final, I would think it’s open. So in this moment, you have two disappointed managers after the game.
The Carbine Club Stakes, at Flemington on Derby Day 1995, was the first sign that he might be destined for the top grade.
Heavily backed to start 5/2 favourite in the 1600m Group 3 event, he strolled home by 2.5 lengths in what was the first time Darren Beadman rode him in a race.
Saintly was then beaten in the Group 3 Sandown Guineas (1600m), but headed off for a brief spell before returning early in February to win the Group 3 Expressway Stakes (1200m) under Larry Cassidy and finish second in the Group 3 Apollo Stakes (1400m) with John Powell aboard before scoring a maiden Group 1 success against the older horses in the Australian Cup.
Beadman was back in the saddle for that 2000m Group 1 and, like his earlier visit to Flemington, his winning margin was 2.5 lengths.
It was then back to Sydney where he was a key player in three Group 1 features at the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
With Beadman electing to ride Octagonal, Patrick Payne was called upon for the Rosehill Guineas (2000m), in which he finished second to Octagonal, and the race now known as The BMW (2400m), when he finished third behind Octagonal and Count Chivas.
Larry Cassidy regained the seat above Saintly for the ATC Derby (2400m) and while they got close, Saintly again had to settle for second position behind Octagonal and Beadman.
The second placings continued early in his four-year-old season, when he was runner-up in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) before returning to the winner’s list in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (1900m).
But a federal government rebate of $22 million meant Treasurer Scott Morrison was also eager to claim credit.
“I’ll send her the bill then,” Mr Morrison said.
“I’ve never had a discussion with the Premier about this issue.”
Mr Morrison said the decision to increase the Federal Location Tax Offset from 16.5 per cent to 30 per cent for the filming of Aquaman was a one-off decision.
Warner Brothers senior vice-president of physical production Danielle Dajani cautiously weighed in to the political bickering during a meeting with Ms Palaszczuk in Brisbane.
“The support of the state government was very instrumental in bringing the production to Queensland,” Ms Dajani said.
“It takes a team of people,” Ms Palaszczuk replied.
“We’re providing the super sound stage as well. And the workers.”
Ms Dajani said the deal was “a team effort”, but Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls wasn’t convinced.
“I’ve seen the numbers,” he said.
“I’d have to say the $22 million made the big difference.”
A document from Ms Palaszcuk’s June meeting with Warner Brothers executives reported it was a chance to “broaden the relationship with Warner Brothers to help secure production for Queensland”