By 90Min
October 15, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp bemoaned his team's wastefulness in front of goal as the main reason the Reds failed to breakdown Manchester United's defensive unit during a forgettable 0-0 draw at Anfield. 

The German told Liverpool's official website: "I said it was obvious they had a more defensive approach, I think that was obvious but that’s completely fine. 

"After the game, it looked to me like they wanted a point; if they could get three, they would take it of course, but we wanted three. So they are happy and we are not happy."

Klopp also felt Liverpool should of been awarded a penalty and United should have seen a man sent-off: 


"Today we created enough chances to win the game and we should have been given a penalty, maybe a red card and all that stuff. But now, again, we didn’t. 


"You can write whatever you want but we have to stay positive, and for me it’s easy because the performance gives me enough reasons to stay positive, absolutely". 


The former Dortmund Gaffer did praise his team's performance despite not getting all three points from an important fixture: 


"The boys performed again and learned a lot from the last game, protected our offensive situation perfectly against one of the best counter-attacking teams in the world. If you don’t protect Mkhitaryan, he runs from here back to Manchester with the ball. 


"Lukaku is usually not to defend , we defended him well. Martial, Rashford, Young, whoever was on, we really did well. Was it perfect? Probably not otherwise we would have won".

Jurgen Klopp refused to criticise United's extremely defensive display at Anfield, but did say any team would have struggled to break them down: 

"There are not a lot of games when they sleep for 90 minutes and you can do whatever you want. They defended with nine players in and around the box, if you watch the game and you have an idea of football, you cannot expect that we create 20 chances against Manchester United,  it’s just simply not possible. Barcelona on the best day would not do it."


Liverpool currently sit 8th in the table and have a crucial encounter against fellow top four contenders Tottenham in their next Premier League fixture. 

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