Another frustrating matchday in a torrid September for Liverpool. In a month that has seen the Reds bend the knee to Manchester City and snatch disappointment from the jaws of victory at home in the Champions League against Sevilla, Jürgen Klopp’s side returned to the more familiar script struggling to break down a defensive Clarets team to the tune of a 1-1 draw.
“For 85, 86 minutes it was a winning performance,” Klopp said post match. “The team played really well against a side that was difficult to play. We had an answer for pretty much everything—apart from the goals obviously.
“We wanted to do it and at the end we got a point. It’s not too cool but it’s still a point. We need to improve but there’s so much potential from what I saw.
“It’s a draw. It doesn’t feel to good, but with big parts of the performance, I am fine.”
Sound familiar? Well that’s actually a quote from the interview mid-week following the Sevilla draw.
Feel like I've watched that exact game 1000 times before. Infuriating in the extreme.— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) September 16, 2017
Here’s how the Liverpool boss actually assessed this particular sharing of the points:
"I'm not happy, I'm angry with the result but pleased with the performance.
"It's our fault. We were dominant, fantastic attitude. We played good, were fluent with seven changes. But only one goal.
"It's the best we have played against Burnley since I have been in.”
See much difference? Us neither.
I would like a result that doesn't leave us 'taking the positives' please…which, as an expression, usually seems about eight letters too long
In Klopp we trust, but let’s hope for sanity’s sake as Liverpool fans that this team learns how to beat the worst teams in the division some time soon.