Jurgen Klopp wasn’t too downhearted by the fact Liverpool threw away a two goal lead against relegation battlers Newcastle today – something that’s now happened on three occasions under his stewardship.
The manager was keen to focus on the positives, the fact Newcastle scored with their only attempts and the penalty which wasn’t given for the foul on Daniel Sturridge.
“I think we did really, really well in the first-half against a side with high motivation,” he began.
“Two shots on goal, two goals. It doesn’t sound too good but we have at accept it.”
“In decisive moments you need a bit of luck. There was a penalty situation. I think it was a clear penalty, but its not important what I think!”
Throughout the interview, Klopp was pushed for more information regarding Mamadou Sakho, who’s agreed to a mutual suspension from the club after failing a drugs test for taking a fat burner.
“It’s not the most easy situation, but everything we could say about this we will say next week,” Klopp replied when pressed for an answer.
He only got tetchy when asked if Sakho would have started had the decision not been made.
“I made the decision on the lineup after I found out, so no idea,” he said.
On a more positive note, the boss was keen to highlight the fact Daniel Sturridge is fully fit, with the striker completing the full 90 for the second time in four days.
“90 minutes is no real problem anymore,” Klopp continued.
“For us he’s very important and it was a wonderful goal.”
You can watch the full interview below: