Liverpool vs Manchester United: What Jurgen Klopp Told His Players After Frustrating Draw
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp says he had to console his boys after the frustrating draw against Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday.
The German is not happy with Jose Mourinho’s defensive approach in the goalless draw.
The Reds possessed more of an attacking threat in the encounter on Saturday afternoon, but failed to convert their dominance into goals.
The result means Liverpool have won just once in their last eight matches in all competitions while United remain unbeaten.
Klopp told Sky Sports, “I’m happy about big parts of the performance. I said to the boys after the game: ‘We’ve already decided to take hard way when we joined Liverpool, so we have the hard way.’ Let’s carry on.
“It’s not my right to be frustrated.
“I’m sure if we would play like this then we could not do it at Liverpool, but obviously in Manchester it’s OK. I don’t judge this, it’s all OK.
“We have to think about our performance, our situation and it’s not worse. Yes, we wanted to win, 100 percent.
“We were working for it. All the subs were quite offensive. There were a lot of brilliant individual performances in a really difficult game.
“But again, sometimes to open it you need a bit of luck. First of all, you need to continue working really hard and then, at one point, it will happen.
“The performance was worth three points. We were the better side, the more active side. I think Man United came here and wanted a point. They got it and we wanted three points.
“Everybody knows it’s quite difficult when a top-class team like Man United has that defensive approach. You will not have 20 chances, but we had enough clear [chances].
“So far we have only lost one Premier League game. It’s not exactly what we wanted but obviously everybody could see we’re not miles away from Man United, even when they have a few more points.
“When we [next] play against them maybe they probably can’t play this style again and maybe we have more gaps to use.”