Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
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Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino had accused Tottenham of treating their 2-1 loss at Watford like a "testimonial".

Klopp hit back at the former Red Devils skipper by claiming that he did not understand how to concentrate exclusively on one competition when at a club like Liverpool, who are expected to compete on all fronts.

"We competed, we were close, and the action at the end of the game was insane and the challenge on Son at the end should have been a penalty".

"If you compete and they were better, you say congratulations, but I think we can not compare".

"Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn't finish the game off".

Erik Lamela pulled a goal back for Spurs but the Reds were not to be denied a fifth consecutive Premier League victory.

"It's no problem, it's still early, five games".


Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino netted for the Reds, who impressed on their way to maintaining their 100 per cent start to the season. We need to keep working and improving.

The Brazilian forward, who ended up scoring the deciding goal from a yard out, told the club's medical staff that he could not go on after being poked in the eye by Spurs defender Jan Verthongen in the 74th minute. "We will see if we can do so".

However, the fixtures are set to come thick and fast from now on, starting with a trip to Wembley for their Premier League clash against Tottenham before they open their Champions League account against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield next week.

"We have, I'm not sure, but maybe an injury with Roberto".

Mane made a good run that caught Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier out of position before sending over a low cross that Vertonghen diverted against his own post.

Speaking to reporters, Klopp said on his new £43million man: "I don't like to compare players but we had similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I'm not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season". "But it is something with his eye and, at the moment, it is not comfortable for him".

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