Jurgen Klopp admitted his frustration after Newcastle came from behind to grab a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
The Reds raced into a two-goal first half lead, but replies from Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback after the break denied Liverpool three points and boosted Newcastle’s survival chances.
However, while Klopp acknowledges it was a tough afternoon for his troops, he insists his side still deserved to win.
“There is nothing to criticise about attitude,” he said following the game. “Even when it was a draw I only saw chances on one side. Usually we should win a game in this situation but have to accept it.
“I’m not angry. It doesn’t feel like we won a point. It feels like we have lost it. It’s not our best day.
“It was an intensive game. Newcastle had two shots and two goals. We had a few more shots and could have scored more goals but didn’t and have to take what we can get.”
Klopp’s frustration was echoed by midfielder Adam Lallana who, along with Daniel Sturridge, got on the scoresheet in the first half.
“We were playing with confidence, maybe a bit too confident,” said the England man. “[Scoring] means nothing when you don’t get three points. We’ve been in good form lately and we see this as a minor blip.”