Klopp pinpoints moment he feared for Liverpool in Shrewsbury draw

Date published: Sunday 26th January 2020 7:26

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that his side did not look like they were 2-o up before their second-half collapse in the FA Cup fourth-round draw with Shrewsbury Town on Sunday.

Curtis Jones had given the Reds the lead with his second goal in two games in the cup and the visitors’ advantage was doubled 28 seconds into the latter period when Donald Love turned the ball into his own net.

However, Shrewsbury hit back through substitute Jason Cummings, who netted twice to earn his side a lucrative replay at Anfield next month.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Klopp said: “We gave them so many invitations to the opponent and then it’s difficult to win the game.

“I don’t think we have enough time to tell all the things which were not right today. We scored a really wonderful goal, it was not the only football moment but it was a football moment.

“Adrian had absolutely too much to do, so he was brilliant. The counter-attacks they had when we lost the ball.

“When they slowed the game down with their formation we lost the ball in the wrong moment. We are too wide and that’s how it is, so they had the counter-attacks.”

He continued: “We got a big present directly after half-time – 2-0 – it just didn’t look like 2-0 on the pitch. It looked like we were 2-1 down or something.

 

 

“So it’s difficult to explain immediately after the game but well deserved. Congratulations to Shrewsbury, that was the minimum they deserved today.”

Liverpool will now have to cut short their winter break to fit in the replay, along with Newcastle, Tottenham and Southampton.

Newcastle were held 0-0 by Oxford United at St James’ Park on Saturday, while Spurs and the Saints played out a 1-1 draw on the south coast.

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