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Klopp Talk: It Was a Strange Game

The manager has mixed feelings on a day when neither side gets going.

Manchester United v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Bit of a flat 90 minutes, after all that.

With both sides suffering injuries, neither team found any real rhythm during the game. Liverpool probably shaded it in the first half and Manchester United in the second, but it’s hard to argue with the result in the end.

Jürgen Klopp seems to agree.

“It was a strange game”, the Liverpool manager told Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport. “We started really well. All the injuries in the game obviously cost us rhythm. It happened to us with Bobby and that was a catastrophe.

”United played with a completely new midfield and three up front. We lost our rhythm and couldn’t get it back.

”It was a game without a lot of highlights - it was intense. On days when United are beatable you have to do it and we didn’t do it.

”We have a point more and Wednesday is out next game.”

A similar sentiment was claimed by James Milner, being positive in that a clean sheet “is pleasing because it’s not an easy place to come”, however his side “didn’t get many chances as we would have liked and we’re disappointed not to win the game.

“Hopefully it’s a good point come the end of the season. i just don’t think we were good enough with our movements or final ball.

”United are a confident team and well organised. There’s a long way to go.

”We have to look where we can improve when we have got the ball.”

It does feel like two points dropped today. The result restored Liverpool’s position at the top of the league, but with just a very precarious one point lead. It’s going to be a long, hard slog for the rest of the season in this position, with Wednesday’s home fixture against Watford followed by a trip to Everton. Onwards and upwards.

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