MAURICIO POCHETTINO cut a frustrated figure after witnessing his Tottenham Hotspur side record back-to-back Premier League defeats for the time since May 2016 as Liverpool won by the odd goal in three at Wembley Stadium.
"The performance today, for me, was better than the result", Klopp told a postmatch news conference. "Result is ideal and winning here is so hard, unbelievably difficult", Klopp said. We had in all the games really good moments.
The visitors continued to dominate the game and should have broken the deadlock in the 21st minute after Mohammed Salah found himself one-on-one with Michel Vorm, in goal in the absence of injured Hugo Lloris.
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"I'm really happy about the performance and proud of the performance because the boys came back on Wednesday/Thursday and we trained yesterday. It was like we thought, "OK, it is a nice afternoon in Watford, Elton John is in the stands". But only five per cent less and we would probably have lost.
"The performance was better than the result", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. "We deserved to win".
"I didn't see it back". I don't like the situation.More news: 'Life-threatening' storm starts to lash US
"Now we won a few games, so that's very good", said Klopp.
"Maybe an injury with Roberto, something in his eye, we don't know in this moment". Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. If we score the goal and it's 2-2 then we talk about character and personality.
But Pochettino said after the match: "If you ask me if it was his mistake, I think it wasn't his mistake".
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Neville, who was an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson's unparalleled success story at Old Trafford, commented that the Reds need to loosen their focus on continental football if they are to win the league title this year.