Jurgen Klopp blames gravity for Liverpool's disappointing draw with Everton

Jurgen Klopp blames gravity for Liverpool's disappointing draw with Everton

Jurgen Klopp blames gravity for Liverpool's disappointing draw with Everton

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained that Liverpool will have a different kind of pressure while chasing Manchester City in the title race and warned that mentally the Reds will now be playing twice at weekends.

The 25-year-old, who was injured in the Champions League semi-final against Roma last April, is likely to feature for Liverpool's under-23 side against either Everton on Monday or Derby County on Friday in Premier League 2.

We point the finger at the front three when they don't win games, but I would look further than that.

The Reds sit one point clear of Manchester City at the summit of the English top flight and are unbeaten in eight traveling to Goodison Park, but Everton will relish the idea of raining on their parade. We play next week against Burnley and if we play only offensive, they kill us on the counter-attack, 100 percent. Jurgen Klopp's men were simply not good enough, and they did not have the urgency to go and get the crucial three points. "We didn't score, that happens". It was just a fight and we were ready for that fight.

"We take all the risks, but you can not take more than 100 percent risk".


When asked if Liverpool was too defensive, Klopp himself got defensive of his own tactical setup.

"I'm really disappointed about your question, really disappointed, I have to say. It's football, we don't play Playstation football", Klopp said. But you also need to be wary of course, because if we had come away with nothing it would have been gutting for us because we didn't deserve that. It is not like that, come on. There are nine games to go, we don't lose our nerve - like you, obviously.

And yes an eight-point swing in 2019 has been disappointing, but the results that have led to that - a narrow defeat at City, away draws at West Ham, Manchester United and Everton, and a home draw with Leicester - are by no means calamitous.

Liverpool created the best openings of the game, with Mohamed Salah spurning one particularly clear-cut chance in the first half - but generally Everton defended doggedly.

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