He was total class and was spot on with it allLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a big pressure. Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say. Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity. But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn't score.
"It was not our or City's best game because we both made it difficult for the other team. I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen. Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem.
"I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.
"Our expectations are high. We can play better. On the other side it was an intense game. You have to take the game how it is. You can't always dominate it. With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be perfect for us."
True. They got every bounce of the ball tonight, fuck all went for us.If Sane's shot bounced out off the post or the ball travelled 1cm more then the vast majority of those calling us terrible today would be singing our praises. It is a result driven narrative.
Two good teams went at it in a tense game. Neither side was great, neither was terrible. City got the lucky bounces.
Just need a composed response in the coming games.
Henderson didn’t cost us goals did he? I’d rather someone who primarily played it safe but didn’t shit the bed after one mistake, any day of the week.Tbh, Henderson bothered me more than Lovren. He played just in front of the 2 CBs. Normally, I would assume the role of that player is to take the ball out of defence and move it up the pitch yet most of his passes went straight back to them putting pressure on them all through the game. He does great pressing work, I don't doubt that, but his work when we have possession is questionable imo. That said, perhaps that was a failure of the system (hard to tell just from watching on TV).
The referee from Abu Dhabi? I think this rant about their owners should be given a rest.... they weren't on the pitch, the referee didn't punish the player. Not sure why this is even discussed....That's what happens when you're on the payroll of a corrupt organisation and nobody wants to talk about it.
Actually I would have understood that better, but your phrase was picturesque enough for me to make sense of it.:well done:yes, 'taken for granted' is exactly it, but i feared that wouldn't translate well