Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes feelings clear after disappointing Man Utd draw - 'We should have won'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes feelings clear after disappointing Man Utd draw - 'We should have won'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 07/04/2024

- 17:56

Updated: 07/04/2024

- 18:12

The Reds missed out on the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken out after his side's 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Sunday, insisting his team should have won the battle at Old Trafford.

The Reds took a deserved lead in the first half, with Luis Diaz blasting home from close range in the 23rd minute.

However, United looked like they'd be able to secure all three points after two stunning goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo.

Ultimately Liverpool were able to earn a draw, with Mohamed Salah scoring a late penalty following a foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka inside the box.

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp feels his side 'should have won' against Man Utd


Yet Klopp feels his Liverpool team should have won the match and was disappointed by the draw, despite Salah's late intervention.

"We should have won the game, that is clear," he told Sky Sports.

"We should have had other goals in the first half already.

"No shots in the first half and 1-0 is the lowest we could expect. Really well done from Bruno.

"Then the stadium is coming and we needed a few minutes to settle again and they scored another screamer.

"We had big chances before and after they scored. As far as I'm concerned, we have a point more than we did before.

"They put an extra shift in, that's how it is. We will face that again against Everton. Fully deserved equaliser.

"I think the Dom Szoboszlai chance was an incredible save from Onana.

"The other ones, we were in a bit of a rush, I would have loved us to take an extra touch.

"We have to be calm in the whole journey. The goals we scored brought us to where we are right now.

"We have Europa League on Thursday and then it's Crystal Palace. Games are coming thick and fast, that is good for us. I'm not over the moon but it's OK.

"I'm not angry at all with the boys but in the game I'm not just going to let things happen.

"We dropped too deep. There were plenty of situations where we could have defended the ball. You need to be proactive.

"We play now at home against Atalanta, difficult game but at home and then another. We don't have many home games left.

"The team who wins the league in the end should deserve it. We are in the race and I'm absolutely fine with it."


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Liverpool news: Luis Diaz put the Reds ahead at Old Trafford against Man Utd


Virgil van Dijk also spoke out, with the Liverpool star admitting players were frustrated by their failure to beat United.

"It feels Like a loss, it is our fault again," he said.

"We had so many chances and we should finish the game off.

"Unfortunately the individual mistake that happened with the equaliser and we had so much time to put it right, but we were in a rush.

"Still after being 2-1 down we created so much."

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Liverpool news: Mohamed Salah netted a late penalty to earn a draw against Man Utd


Liverpool are next in action in the Europa League against Atalanta on Thursday night (8pm).

They return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace next Sunday (2pm).

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