Juergen Klopp happy despite Liverpool's rare blank day

Juergen Klopp happy despite Liverpool's rare blank day

Liverpool will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, now one point ahead of Chelsea, as they look to end their 25-year wait without the title.

Jurgen Klopp: "We can't be the same team we were before the worldwide break".

"He always helps me and he did well", Matip added. "The result is not flawless, but the performance was much better than we could have expected, when we think about our preparation for the game".

Liverpool's Sadio Mane was the best player on the pitch in the first half, and he must have thought he'd scored on 28 minutes when he fired a shot towards the top corner.

"Nothing is decided. Teams maybe want to be champion but end up sixth because they played a good season but so many other teams played a very good season".

The news will come as a huge blow to Liverpool as Lallana has been a mainstay in Klopp's starting this season, scoring 3 goals and providing a further 5 assists for his team mates in his 12 appearances so far.

"It was not a game where you have 20 chances, you have four or five, more than enough-especially how big these chances may have been. The result was not ideal but the performance was better than we could have expected".

'I have made more mistakes in my life like this but he would have been more expensive if we had taken him to Dortmund and then he had been sold to Liverpool, so all good for Liverpool.

"You can't ask them, 'come on, give us a little more space or something?'"

"Everybody could see this season that on a very good day we are able to score fantastic goals".

Liverpool will likely find things more hard against Saints without their attacking talisman if he fails to make the grade.

"I don't care about what people say about it because when you only look at the numbers and you see 14 goals conceded then that is obviously too much for a team like this", he said.

"I'm quite happy with the second half", Klopp told the BBC.

However, he refused to make any excuses about what potential effect - influential playmaker Philippe Coutinho returned from Brazil with a minor hamstring problem - it may have ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton. They will be boosted by their recent performance against Manchester City and have to emulate the same work ethic if they are to take anything from the fixture.

"Three things are important to me; what the doctor says, what the scan says and what the player says. So we let them run".



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