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Klopp Talk: Not the Result We Wanted

A bit of a drab day for Liverpool.

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Well. That was a bit of a nothing result.

Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 in which neither side could really say they played at their best. Liverpool maybe shaded it, but nothing comprehensive. Jürgen Klopp had some mixed feelings at full time.

“If we won 1-0 I’d think it was completely fine”, BBC Sport report the Liverpool manager as saying. “You can’t deny Manchester United chances for 90 minutes. You never could. They’re in a good moment.

“With all the things said before the game - they’re flying and we’re struggling - my boys did a good game tonight.

“First half the counter-press was great, passing was good. But we didn’t score. That’s the most important thing in football.

“The second half was a bit more open. They had two big chances - Alisson made two good saves.

“There is no easy explanation [for their recent lack of goals]. You always miss chances. You have to keep going and try to ignore the talk around it. Everyone wants to see goals. You cannot force it.

“It’s football. These moments happen. You have moments where you can’t explain why you score from all angles. Against Crystal Palace everything ended up in the net. It’s a bit annoying in between these moments.

“I like the game. I saw a lot of really good individual performances and the team performance was good. Not the result we wanted, but the result we got.”

It’s hard not to feel like Liverpool missed a bit of an opportunity here, but it is what it is. Three points against Burnley on Thursday now are a must.

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