Klopp takes a point

3 Apr

Jurgen Klopp felt Liverpool did enough to beat Tottenham on Saturday afternoon as the visitors fought back to take a point.

Liverpool: Klopp takes a pointLiverpool: Klopp takes a point

Philippe Coutinho’s 51st-minute opener put the Reds ahead, before Harry Kane levelled by holding off Dejan Lovren and firing in his club-record 22nd Premier League goal of the campaign.

Both goalkeepers were then kept busy in an entertaining affair, Hugo Lloris making two fine saves from Adam Lallana while Simon Mignolet produced a one-handed stop from Christian Eriksen.

Klopp was not prepared to state the hosts should have won the contest when he reflected on the draw, and believes his side did enough to win.

“Both (results) were possible,” he said after the game. “We got the draw and we could have won it in the first half and the second half too,” said the German.

“We had a lot of really good moments. At half-time I told the boys it looks like a stop-and-go game when we were on go and then we stop, I don’t know why.”

Coutinho was dubbed “a genius” by his manager following a performance which would have been a match-winning one had his deflected left-wing cross crept past Lloris.

However, the Brazilian’s afternoon also included a first-half yellow card for diving when he attempted to go beyond last man Toby Alderweireld.

Asked about the incident, Klopp kept his counsel, adding: “I don’t want to answer this question. I am not long enough in this country to know what I can say and what I can’t say. It is a good rule that I have to wait half an hour after the game before I can talk to the referee if I want to.

“He is in a full sprint and he falls. If he doesn’t want to give a free-kick then we have to accept it. But it is two decisions, so it’s not a free-kick (and a booking). But you are experienced enough to write what you think.”


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