Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his team could have beaten Manchester United if they played a little better. Klopp defended the performance as they fell to their first defeat at Old Trafford since 2018. Jamie Carragher labeled the defensive performance as embarrassing. The result meant that Liverpool is winless after three games in their bid to reclaim the title from Manchester City.
“I saw a good performance. If we score the equalizer at any time it is not the biggest surprise. We could have won the game tonight if we had played slightly better,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “They were really aggressive in the beginning, it was absolutely clear what would happen. Reality shows if we are really ready, and in the beginning, they were more aggressive than us, they hit the post and it was a hectic game. Then they scored the goal, and we took over, and played the game we wanted to play, more or less. We were unlucky with situations, especially around set pieces. I don’t know how one ball didn’t go in, in a game like this against an opponent like United it would be very helpful if we could score in that moment and go in 1-1 at half-time.”
“Conceding the second one doesn’t help, and then we score ours, and then it’s a hectic game with a lot of interruptions – and not the result we wanted,” he added. “Maybe they were [sharper], that’s not right of course but when we calmed down we were there. We had an extreme number of shots for an away game at United, we should use more of these moments if we do that. Even with our situation, but playing a little bit better, if we were a little more convinced about what we do we should’ve won this game. I know it sounds ridiculous, but that’s how I see it.”
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