The football today was a surreal experience. With news of this Super League on the top of everyone’s minds, the Reds playing an actual match was somewhat anti-climatic. This was compounded by the fact that it’s hard to care about the Reds sneaking into the top four when their European tournament future is so up in the air.
But Liverpool played. And Liverpool gave up a late goal that robbed them of all three points. After, once the Super League questions were out of the way, Jürgen Klopp was asked about the match he just oversaw.
When asked if a draw was a fair reflection of the game, Klopp admitted, “Yeah, probably in the end. We played a really good game in the first half, a really good game[...] Then we got step by step a bit deeper, defended deeper, and that makes no sense. That doesn’t help. But it’s an intense game to play against them so we dropped deeper, it was not right but it happened, so they created, especially with set-pieces, big chances. Ali made two, at least, really good saves[...] Yes, when you are that long 1-0 up, it’s quite frustrating when you don’t get it over the line.”
It’s been a while since Liverpool blew a win by conceding a late goal. The feeling isn’t great, because it’s never fun watching Liverpool fail to win. However, the feeling of urgency for Liverpool to win every available point in their remaining games is a flicker of what it would have been before this news.
Hey, I guess that’s one good thing about this news then.