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Klopp: ‘Congratulations to Southampton, they deserved it’

Tue 05 January 2021 | 7:20

Danny Ings scored a goal in the 2nd minute of the game against Liverpool and secured the three points for Southampton.

Southampton

striker

Danny Ings

scored the opener in the 2nd minute and secured the three points for his side.

Liverpool

manager

Jurgen Klopp

demands a reaction from his players after their 1-0 defeat.

“What was disappointing? How long have we got? The start, obviously,” Klopp said. “Not only the goal but the start in general. Congratulations to Southampton, they deserved it.

“You know exactly what you are going to get from them, you cannot be surprised - but we looked surprised. At the beginning, how we played, where we lost the balls, it's not rocket science. We should have done much better. We played into their hands with the start.”

“They put a lot of work in,” Klopp said of Southampton. “Our decision making was just not good. That is how it is when you don't have momentum. We should have had much more chances.”

Now with their loss, Manchester United can move clear at the top if they win their game in hand.

“These are outstanding players but they were not ready from the start,” Klopp added. “Sadio Mane should have had a penalty tonight, and there was the handball - I've no idea.

“It's not an excuse for the performance but you can get a point if they are given. Now we have to show a reaction.”


source: SportMob