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Klopp: Liverpool Were Unlucky Against Man City

Klopp: Liverpool Were Unlucky Against Man City

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his side were unlucky to have lost to Manchester City in a top of the table clash in the Premier League on Thursday.

The Reds saw the unbeaten run in the EPL come to an end at the Etihad Stadium following a 2-1 loss to current champions Manchester City.

Leroy Sane scored the winner to the Pep Guardiola’s side after Roberto Firimino’s header had canceled out Sergio Aguero’s left-footed half-volley past Alisson Becker from the tightest angle.

Despite the defeat, Liverpool remains four points clear at the top of the table.

“It was big pressure on the game,” Klopp said in his post-match interview.

“Very intense and we were unlucky in our finishing moments. A bit more unlucky than City. That was one of the main differences They had periods where they dominated but we came back and had big
chances.

“We had Mo with a big save from Ederson and Gini from a set-piece.”

“You have to score in those moments. If you think of the goal Aguero scored there is no angle. Nice goal. In a similar situation, we didn’t score. But everyone can see why we have the points we have. We made it really difficult.

“I’ve said to the boys it’s completely okay. We could have drawn, we could have won. We lost but it is not the biggest problem.”

Klopp: Liverpool Were Unlucky Against Man City

He also slammed the referee, for not sending Vincent Kompany off for a lunge on Salah in the early minutes of the game.

“I really like Vincent Kompany. But how on earth is that not a red card? He is the last man and if he hits Mo more he is out for the season.

“He knows Mo is that quick so he takes the risk. I don’t know if the ref saw it. I saw it, after the game especially. We carry on. I think we can play better.”

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  • Wow, the league has now been blown so wide open with Man City’s win yesterday.

    I didn’t see it coming as all signs pointed to a Liverpool win – Liverpool had remained unbeaten in the league and hadn’t lost to Man city over several matches.

    However, Pep Guardiola said he approached the match as a “final” and probably this gave them an edge against Liverpool in a match I thoroughly enjoyed watching.

    Speaking in BBC after the 2:1 slim victory, Pep said : “They are leaders – it is four points but we have reduced the gap.

    We knew that if we won we would be in contention to fight for the Premier league, if we lose it is over.

    I don’t remember a league so tough, there are so many huge contenders fighting for the title. Every game is a final.”

    My money remains on Liverpool to lift the title however, as Pep said, it is a tough league.

    Tottenham are also knocking on the door but I honestly think they are just punching above their weight and will soon pale off.

    Even Pochetinno said they were title “intruders” not “title contenders”.