Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp reacted bitterly to the draw conceded in the last moments by Newcastle. The German coach blames his team and judges that they do not deserve the top 4.
“If we play like this and don’t kill games like this, why should we play in the Champions League?” In the wake of the Reds’ draw against Newcastle (1-1), Jürgen Klopp tasted little of the new relaxation of his players, a few days after an identical scenario in Leeds (1-1), where Liverpool had also been join in the final minutes despite a clear domination in the first period.
“You better take advantage of your opportunities”
“We want to deserve the Champions League and we don’t want to come and be pretentious, we want to deserve it, but with results like this, we do not deserve it”, continues the German coach, while his team misses the opportunity to regain the first four places, qualifying for the next C1. Sixth, the Reds are one step behind Chelsea (4th) but one more game.
“It’s very close to being unacceptable (as a result), but you have to accept it anyway,” continued Klopp, who regrets the missed opportunities. The golden rule of football is that you better take advantage of your chances . That’s what we didn’t do and that’s why Newcastle deserve their point. “
“We didn’t even take advantage of the gift”
The Reds coach also returned to the end of the game with twists and turns, with a first goal canceled in Wilson for a hand just moments before the equalizer of Willock: “We did not even take advantage of this gift, we offered another and it ended at 1-1 “.
There are five meetings left in Liverpool to try to heal the end of the game and snatch a place in the top 4, to play the most beautiful European competitions. Now that the club have left the Super League, the club have no other choice to play in a major European Cup next season.