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Klopp Talk: City Defeat a “Very Intense Game”

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Sigh.

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Liverpool lost to Manchester City tonight. It was not fun. The opposite of fun, in fact.

Really, we don’t have any words other than angry grunts. But, like a certain Jürgen Klopp, we’re contractually obliged to offer you an instant reaction after the game. Here’s what the Liverpool manager thought.

“It was a big pressure”, Klopp told Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport. “Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say.

“Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity. But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn’t score.

“It was not our or City’s best game because we both made it difficult for the other team. I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen. Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem.”

Speaking of one of the more controversial moments of the game, Vincent Kompany’s foul, Klopp admitted that he ”really [likes]” the Belgian defender, but “how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.

”Our expectations are high. We can play better. On the other side it was an intense game. You have to take the game how it is. You can’t always dominate it. With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be perfect for us.”

We didn’t have fun today and neither did you. Onwards and upwards. Still 4 points.