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Klopp Talk: “I Think The Point is Fine”

If it’s good enough for Klopp, it’s good enough for us.

Liverpool v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

It’s definitely too early to call it the game of the season, especially when the first half of this Sunday’s game happened, but the Manchester City at Liverpool is probably the game of the season. The points being split evenly is a bit of a let down after Salah’s stunner of a second goal, but it’s probably the fairest result.

“Quite an exciting game, with two obviously completely different halves,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “Thank God that there were two halves today because the first half was obviously exactly like you shouldn’t do it against City and the second half was exactly like you should do it against City. Four goals obviously happened in the second half but in the first half I can’t remember a chance from us, if I’m right. So I was really happy about the half-time whistle so that we could adjust a few things. And actually we didn’t change anything, we just told the boys again what we actually wanted to or should have said already in the first half. Things like this happen against a team like City with the dominance they can put on the pitch. When you are then a little bit passive without the ball, when they pass through your lines, you never can really get in the challenges.”

“Our biggest problem in the first half was we didn’t play football, that doesn’t help,” he added. “You meet for a football game, people come into a stadium and you don’t play football – that sounds wrong and is wrong. So we needed to start playing football in the second half, we did that immediately. I think that was obvious for everybody; all of a sudden City had to run a lot, had to defend, completely different to the first half because we now played really good. If we would have played only the second half, I actually would have liked to win the game. But together with the first half I am not that cheeky, I think the point is fine.”

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