Klopp explains decision to start Sturridge on Liverpool bench

Ross Houston
August 30, 2016

"It was not only about pressing and things like this", Klopp told his post-match press conference. I think we played much better. We had wonderful moments of passing and direction.

"I wish we could have won it. They scored the goal and could have won too". Luckily, they managed to come out with a point, but Kane really has to step up his act if Tottenham are to challenge for the title. Hopefully we can make different line-ups for different games'.

Liverpool's James Milner is adapting to life as a Premier League left-back.

But those optimistic fans who subscribed to that theory are in for a letdown as manager Jurgen Klopp has seemingly ruled out the signing of a new full back before the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday.

"Four points, we probably should have had more".


"The problem was the organisation when we had the issue with Kyle Walker", Pochettino said. We needed a goal, but we needed a winger with pace to help push Spur's full-backs back into their half. Every outfield player has to be prepared to be buzzing for the 90 minutes.

But the Reds boss suggested they "played real football" at Burnley, only missing "the last pass" which meant that they "didn't create the number of clear chances" that they did against Tottenham, citing it as their "mistake".

Tottenham were fortunate they found enough to claim a point from a game in which they mostly toiled, while Liverpool had more than enough chances to have garnered all three points before Danny Rose escaped the general congestion to equalise.

"I would have preferred him to do nothing, wait, watch the situation and then it's 100 per cent a penalty".

"We need time, a few months, to get all on the same level".


After a blistering start from the hosts, Jurgen Klopp's men took control of proceedings but were unable to beat Spurs stand-in shot-stopper Michel Vorm as the Dutchman produced a string of fine saves to deny Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho on two separate occasions.

Liverpool (4-3-3): MIGNOLET 7; Clyne 6, Matip 6, Lovren 6, Milner 7; Henderson 6, Lallana 6 (Stewart 90), Wijnaldum 6; Mane 7 (Sturridge 88), Firmino 7, Coutinho 6 (Origi 69).

He added: "I've played a lot on the left in my career and would rather play left-back than right-back so that does not affect me".

I am very pleased. I want to see how far I ran because I have never been this exhausted after a game.

"We always try to find different types of players that can help us and mix with different characteristics".


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