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Klopp admits a 1-1 draw is what West Brom deserved

Sun 27 December 2020 | 21:09

The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes sharing points was fair in a game they had most of the ball possession.

Klopp

has acknowledged that

Sam Allardyce’s West Brom

deserved a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool

had the ball control and took an early lead with

Sadio Mane

’s opener but they struggled to create clear chances after that and Sam Allardyce's side punished their sluggish display with a deserved equalizer.

“I don't think anyone can expect a team plays like West Brom in the first half, like a 6-4 [formation] or whatever it was. I thought we did OK,”

the former Borussia Dortmund boss told Sky Sports.

 “Second half we didn't do the same again, they had like three counter-attacks, too many corners. It is our fault and that is why it is only one point instead of three.

"It is an incredible challenge to stay active, to stay lively when you constantly face 10 men. To be fair, West Brom did their job inside 90 minutes.

“West Brom deserved the point tonight because we didn't finish the game. It is difficult to create. In the end everyone knows and feels we should have and could have done better tonight.

"They played different against Villa. Today, it was clear it would be defensive and over set-pieces. When it clicks in the game, you cannot plan clicking you just have to work for it.”

The draw means Liverpool missed the chance to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool will play their final match of 2020 against Newcastle on Wednesday.


source: SportMob