Liverpool are hoping to end the year with a win over Newcastle.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his side after a disappointing draw with West Bromwich Albion.
The Premier League's defending champions' performances have decreased compared to last season but are still at the top of the league table. After a good performance in the first half against West Brom,
suddenly dropped in the second half until the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Klopp's side has not lost in the league after losing 7-2 to Aston Villa, and they are set to face Newcastle, hoping to end the year with a victory. Now Klopp defense his team against criticism.4
"I want to win more than anything else, but I had to learn so early in life it doesn't happen all the time. That's completely fine.
"I like winning football games, especially when you deserve to win. To deserve to win [against West Brom] I thought we should have done more things. We ran a lot, we fought a lot, that's all okay but to do more of the right stuff. That's what I told the boys already, I'm not angry with them, that can happen.
"The boys are a top group. They were a top group after winning 7-0, they're a top group after drawing with West Brom, so that doesn't change.
"Maybe the perspective from outside changed, I can imagine that's immediately like this. I'm not a young manager anymore; I can judge these things in the right way.
"We're not happy about [the West Brom outcome], it's the opposite, but now it's over we cannot change that anymore, we can just make sure in the exact situation the same doesn't happen again."