Klopp: Better to lose a bad game than a good one

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 7:41

Jurgen Klopp: Disappointed with Liverpool display at Newcastle United

Jurgen Klopp was disappointed by Liverpool’s display at Newcastle United but said he would rather lose playing badly than lose playing well.

Georginio Wijnaldum had a shot deflected in off Martin Skrtel in the 69th minute before adding a second in stoppage time as Liverpool lost for the only the second time in 12 games under Klopp.

The Reds did not officially manage a shot on target until the 89th minute, though Alberto Moreno had a goal ruled out for offside before then.

Klopp was visibly disappointed with the result, telling Sky Sports: “If you see the situation that Newcastle is in and the situation we are in, I have to say they deserved the win….maybe we could have deserved a point.

“I couldn’t see that we should have won three points because we were not good enough, we didn’t do what we could do.

“I have to see it again, I have to analyse this game so I know more about it.

“It’s hard work – that’s clear, but it shouldn’t be this hard because we could do better and play much more football.

“We played no counter-pressing. Pressing was not good….we were not compact enough – a lot of things we didn’t do well.

“Better you lose a bad game than a good game.”

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