Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can play better

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can play better

18/10/2016 at 06:16Updated 18/10/2016 at 09:45

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he is pleased with the attitude of his players after their 0-0 draw with Manchester Untied but he feels they could have played better.

Liverpool had won their previous five games in all competitions but they were stifled by Jose Mourinho's side during the draw at Anfield on Monday.

Klopp's team didn't look as sharp as they have done in previous matches and speaking after the game Klopp said that he felt that the team could have played better.

However he also pointed out impact of the nature of the game, with United regularly trying to slow play down as well as the strength of their defence.

"I am not frustrated but I am not happy with the performance," Klopp said. "No-one will show this game in 10 or 20 years but we could have played better.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen KloppReuters

"It was a hectic game, interrupted here and there, but we lost patience with our passing game. The attitude of my team was really good. We were ready to fight but when you can play better, you have to.

"The kind of defence is difficult to play. The man-marking is really difficult, they are stronger than us. We wasted energy in the first half for nothing. The second half was better and with fresher legs in the second half we could have created more."

Liverpool kept their first clean sheet of the Premier League season and they could have perhaps won the game were it not for two impressive saves by United goalkeeper David de Gea.