United prevailed 2-1 in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford, with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford on the scoresheet for the home side.
Mohamed Salah netted in the 81st minute to set up a grandstand finish but Liverpool could not get the equaliser they desperately wanted.
Klopp has built a habit of complaining in his post-match interviews and he was at it again after his side’s defeat.
The German manager claimed that Liverpool deserved to win the game. He also said that Rashford’s goal should have been ruled out for offside.
View his fill interview with Sky Sports below…
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Klopp told Sky Sports, per talkSPORT: “They were really aggressive in the beginning, it was clear what will happen. They were more aggressive than us and they hit the post early on. They scored the goal and we took over and played the game we wanted to play. We were unlucky with situations against an opponent like United, it would have been helpful to score and go 1-1 at half time.
“The second goal does not help then it was a hectic game after our goal, definitely not the result we wanted.
“When we calmed down we have extreme number of shots for an away game at United. we should use more of these moments, the second half David de Gea made a fantastic save. If you score then the game turns then we did not have enough time or power in the end.”
He added: “It was not a perfect performance, it was clear United would get out of the blocks but we were not 100% ready.
“We had to keep chasing the game and that is not what you want to do. It makes it difficult with their counter-attacking threat. Both goals were hard to take – the second one especially, which was close to being offside, but then it was onside. But we have to work with it.
“We are in a tricky situation injury wise, we got through the week with 14, 15 senior players available and now have to make sure they don’t get injured. We should have won this game, I know it sounds ridiculous but that is how I saw it.
“I am concerned about our situation, but that is how it is. We prepare for Bournemouth and Newcastle now.”
He said in another interview, per the Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell: “We are really in the game, then we concede the second. We lost 2-1 because time ran out. The watch ran down without any football.”
Klopp’s side have had a poor start to the season. They are still winless after three games and are now 16th in England’s top tier.
They need to improve – and improve fast – if they are to win their second Premier League title.
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