Klopp explains draw with Spurs; condemns Lallana red card

Date published: Friday 9th February 2018 2:15

Jurgen Klopp has tried to explain the last-gasp draw with Tottenham last week, while he has condemned Adam Lallana’s midweek actions.

The Liverpool boss was unhappy with how his side surrendered the lead in Sunday’s draw with Spurs as Virgil van Dijk’s clumsy challenge allowed Harry Kane to redeem himself from the penalty spot with a late leveller in a 2-2 draw.

The Reds were impressive in the first half and lead at the break through Mohamed Salah’s third-minute striker, but they fell apart in the second half.

“When we played football, we all did a few things we weren’t proud of,” Klopp said at today’s news conference.

“Our problem wasn’t defending, it was we stopped playing football in the second half.”

Meanwhile, Klopp reacted to Adam Lallana’s sending playing for the Under-23s in midweek.

The England man reacting angrily to a challenge from Spurs youngster George Marsh, grabbing his opponent around the throat and neck.

Klopp said: “It’s not nice. I spoke to him, it’s not how it should be.

“He wasn’t happy about the reaction and I wasn’t either. He’s an option for the squad (on Sunday).”

The Reds boss also gave an update on Joe Gomez, and he suggested the defender is on the road to recovery but won’t feature against Southampton.

“He’s outside but not with the team,” said Klopp. “No chance for Sunday. But a chance for Porto.”

 

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