EPL: Klopp 'Disappointed' After Liverpool Draw Hands Man City Title Initiative

EPL: Klopp 'Disappointed' After Liverpool Draw Hands Man City Title Initiative Photo: TT
Jurgen Klopp head coach of FC Liverpool — Photo by canno73

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits says side are “disappointed” with only a point against Tottenham in Saturday’s 1-1 draw which hands the Premier League title initiative to Manchester City.

The Reds moved into top spot with the draw but City can leapfrog them and pull three points clear when they face Newcastle United on Sunday.

The two sides had been separated by one point with four games to go coming into the weekend, hence the importance of continuing to win.

“It is an important point because we have one point more than before the game, so that’s how it is,” Klopp told reporters.

“But we all know the situation. We are now top of the table… In this moment, we are disappointed. The boys are more disappointed than I am.

“But we will go again. There were so many good things tonight in a situation like that. I saw a lot of the things we want to do but not the result we wished for.”

The result wasnt exactly what fifth-placed Tottenham needed either, as they push for a top-four spot.

Fourth-placed Arsenal remain ahead of Spurs, by one point, ahead of Sunday’s game against relegation battling Leeds United, but there is a North London derby to come.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte said: “A good draw, a good point. It is not easy to play against Liverpool because we are talking about an amazing team with a lot of energy, especially at Anfield where there is a lot of noise and a fantastic atmosphere.

“Now we try to rest and recover because on Thursday we have another important game against Arsenal. With only three games to go it will be very important to get points for a place in the Champions League.”

Elsewhere, Chelsea continues to wobble in third, blowing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wolverhampton, meaning they are winless in their past three league games.

Manchester United were hammered 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion, while relegation battlers Burnley were beaten 3-1 at home by Aston Villa in a blow to their survival hopes.

Watford were officially relegated after their 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace and Brentford got past Southampton 3-0.

Ben somerford
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