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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool dressing room affected by draw, but he maintains positive mindset

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp admits the Liverpool dressing room ‘is not flying’ after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Anfield.

The Reds went behind in the 56th minute when Heung-min Son finished off a swift move from the away side. Harry Kane and Ryan Sessegnon were both involved in the build up.

Liverpool pressed for an equaliser and got it with 16 minutes to go. Luis Diaz cut inside from the left flank and shot at goal, with his strike going in off the boot of Rodrigo Bentancur.

The result means Liverpool are still in the mix for the Premier League title, while Tottenham can also still quality for next season’s Champions League.

But both teams will have been hoping for a victory to get the better of Manchester City and Arsenal respectively.

After the match, Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport (via BBC Sport): “I’m really happy with the performance and proud of the mentality they showed against an incredibly good opponent with a game plan.

“A few things today were on a different level, the counter press was outstanding.

“But they scored our goal and we had to keep our calm and increase the pressure and that’s a massive challenge. But we did and scored the equaliser.

Not the result Liverpool wanted, says Jurgen Klopp

“Obviously not the result we wanted but the performance was so that I’m fine.

“It is incredibly difficult to play against an opponent with world class players and world class manager when they have had a week to prepare and we play every three days.”

Klopp was then asked about the mood among the Liverpool players after the spoils were shared. The manager admitted they aren’t ‘flying’, although he also told the stars how they can remain positive.

“The dressing room is not flying, come on, but there are other games to play. We just have to keep going.”

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