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To be fair to the boss: so can everyone.

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It was the worst of games, it was at Old Trafford, and we somehow still walked away with a point. Everything about the game has been hashed out and dissected by other writers on this site, and for once, there’s very little that the boss can add to the conversation. Jurgen Klopp had a lot to think about after the Reds’ showing today, but he was pragmatic about the performances he saw.

“I am not here to be disappointed, I am here to help the players to play their best football,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “I’m not sitting here when we win the games saying I’m the best and when we lose or draw at Man United then all the boys are guilty or whatever. I know them pretty well, they want to perform, 100 per cent, but sometimes it doesn’t happen.”

“We are all human beings and sometimes we get information and don’t use it in the right way. But in the best case you learn from it, and we will learn from it. These boys brought us in the situation. Yes, not a lot of them were really shining really bright, but there’s another chance on Wednesday.”

Liverpool play Watford on Wednesday, and with enough time between their warm training camp and the game, we’ll hopefully see a better result. Klopp is firmly looking forward to Wednesday and everything that the Reds can improve.

“I have to talk here about the game, but I am not too much interested in that game anymore because I am thinking about what can I do so that we are really spot-on on Wednesday night,” he added. “The good news about today is that didn’t change so let’s carry on. People can say, ‘Man City are doing better’ but we don’t compare ourselves with that because we have to get the points our own way. There are different ways to be successful and so far we were successful. That’s 100 per cent true. I get there has been a few too many draws in the last couple of games but, still, we are where we are so let’s go on.”

We may have lost two points together, but we’re still in this. We go on.