‘Liverpool doesn’t deserve playing in the Champions League next season.’ Klopp.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confessed that his side does not deserve to be playing Champions League next season after they conceded a shocking late goal equalizer against Newcastle which dented their top-four hopes.
Liverpool were in control of the match for over 90 minutes at Anfield following Mohamed Salah’s third-minute opener, but Joe Willock struck deep into added time to ensure the two teams share the spoils.
This disappointing stalemate comes just five days after the Reds conceded in the 87th minute to draw against Leeds.
This draws has seen the Jurgen Klopp team passing up the chance to move into the top four, and Klopp admits his side does not deserve to compete with Europe’s elite if they keep throwing away their lead.
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Speaking to BT Sport on Willock’s last-gasp equalizer, disappointed Klopp said:
“Why it happened, I don’t know.
“We had to keep the ball.
“In a specific way we don’t fight enough. Keep ourselves in a position where we dominated the game.
“We had 70 per cent of the ball, we should have 80 per cent. We created a lot of chances, didn’t score with them, so we have to create more.
“That is how it is. We don’t do that well at the moment. They fought for it and we got nothing pretty much, but a point. It feels like a defeat.
“If you deserve, you deserve it. I didn’t see us deserve it today playing in the Champions League next year.”
“We scored a wonderful goal, didn’t finish the game off. Didn’t play enough. A counter-attack can happen but we had to just keep going, keep the ball and make them run.
“We kept them alive and they deserved the goal. They scored the one before, unlucky for Wilson but it is handball. We don’t even take this present. Really tough to take.”
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