Wednesday 21 February 2018

Video: Jurgen Klopp accepts he has problems to solve at Liverpool after 'real good game'

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp speaks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp speaks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he went through the full range of emotions as his side claimed a last gasp leveller to draw 3-3 with Arsenal at Anfield.

After a thrilling game that featured some sensational goals, Klopp’s side snatched a late equaliser as Joe Allen blast home to deny Arsenal what could have been a crucial win in their title challenge.

While Klopp admitted aspects of his team’s display frustrated him, he was also thrilled with the commitment they showed against a potent attacking rival.

“For 60 per-cent, 70 per-cent of the game we played really well,” stated Klopp. “The players created opportunities but they got two easy goals. The first from a set play.

"For the second, Olivier Giroud is on the ground and we are more influenced by this than Arsenal. The third goal, we lose too easy the ball.

“At the end we made a real good game and needed luck to make the draw and I think we deserved it. It’s like a battery, at the beginning you play well, and it goes down as the game goes on.

“It’s an explosion of goals but at the final whistle you cannot ignore there were problems.”

Here is Klopp’s full interview with BT Sport:

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger showed his frustration after his side failed to cement their lead at the top of the Premier League, even if he was satisfied with their display at Anfield.

“I’m very disappointed but, overall, I cannot fault the effort and commitment of the team,” he told the BBC.

“We had a difficult start. At 3-2, we should have made it 4-2 and didn’t make the right decision in final third.

“Liverpool fought until the last second.

“I felt we had an apprehensive start. We had some bad memories from a few years ago and you could still see that in some players. We went 1-0 down and then we started to play. We come out of the game with a lot of positive but still some regrets.”

Wenger also offered up his thoughts in this BT Sport interview:

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