Liverpool need to ‘fight for consistency’, says Klopp

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 11:08

Jurgen Klopp: Not completely satisfied

Jurgen Klopp: Not completely satisfied

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that his team need to “fight for consistency” after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Augsburg in their Europa League last-32 first leg tie. 

The Reds endured a frustrating night in Germany on Klopp’s return to his homeland, and failed to claim an away goal to take back to Anfield for the second leg next week.

Klopp’s side were second best in the first half and could have gone behind had Augsburg taken their chances, but the two sides went into the break goalless.

Striker Daniel Sturridge had the best of the chances for Liverpool but failed to connect with James Milner’s cross, after clever link-up play saw the England international have clear sight of goal.

And on a frustrating night for the Reds, Klopp admits that his team “should do better” in their bid to reach the next round of the Europa League.

Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: “We should be realistic, the result is good in a European first leg away game.

“But as a complete game I am not 100% satisfied to be honest, we need to fight for consistency.

“Doing the right thing at the right moment is important – we had a few good moments. In the second half we had three or four really good moves.

“My problem is that I think, with our quality, we should do better. But I have to be patient.

“Augsburg tactically were really good – but we have our return match next week at Anfield.”

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