Jurgen Klopp Says Liverpool Lost Patience against Manchester United
Liverpool failed to continue their winning run after only a goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield.
It was a disappointing result for the home team considering that they were expected to win the game quite comfortably and take advantage of the opposition’s current misfortunes. United have been highly inconsistent and the arrival of Jose Mourinho has done little to improve the fortunes. The Portuguese boss, though, has always known how to get results against the top teams and he was at it once again on Monday night.
United came in with a highly defensive formation and they seemed to have the sole intention of stopping the opposition from playing. Liverpool played into the hands of United by being too hectic and losing the patience, according to boss Jurgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the Liverpool’s fortunes by adopting an attacking style of play. Even though it is only an improvement over the Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy, it has paid rich dividends in the last 12 months.
Liverpool are now one of the favourites to be considered for the league title despite dropping two points against United. On a positive note, Klopp claimed that the game may be a good preparation for the highly physical encounter expected against West Brom next week.
“The game from the first second was very hectic. It was what they wanted and what we didn’t want. That can happen. We lost patience much too early and then our passing was not too good anymore. In the first half we could have had chances with better passes. Then we had them and De Gea was warm. That’s how he plays when he plays at Liverpool. Last season was similar. The second half maybe we would have deserved the win but at the end the best news is we have 0-0,” said Klopp.