Bournemouth secured a shock point at Anfield on Wednesday evening as Joshua King's 87th-minute goal leveled the contest at 2-2 and gave the Cherries a huge draw with Liverpool. They had reverted to three at the back after the injured Sadio Mané's replacement, Divock Origi, put them ahead in the 59th minute as a protection policy and in response to Coutinho departing through illness. "We didn't, we left it open and then a second ball after a set piece which made me actually nearly vomit. that's of course not nice".
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said full back Luke Shaw used "his body with my brain" during his side's 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday and has urged the England global to develop a better understanding of the game.
"There's no joy when you have to take off your best player".
"Usually you close the game in one moment, we didn't, we left it open", Klopp explained. Liverpool are all over the place defensively and almost concede their second as a corner delivery isn't dealt with, the loose ball falls to Pugh who sends the ball agonisingly wide with a half-volley.
"We have to recover".
There was still so much football to be played and a more positive switch followed by a controlling one seemed more sensible.
"It's not what we wanted but could have been worse, actually". We had all these games, it was not the freshest moment of the season, then we were missing Sadio in the shape he was in, plus we were missing Phil (Coutinho), which was not flawless.
Trace your mind back to August, when the vast majority were tipping the Reds to finish sixth, and realise that we would have taken this every day of the week. Next year with more games we need more options. "Our set-pieces tonight I thought were really good".
Player ratingsLiverpool: Simon Mignolet 6, Nathaniel Clyne 7, Dejan Lovren 7, Ragnar Klavan 4, James Milner 6, Lucas 6, Emre Can 7, Georginio Wijnaldum 7, Philippe Coutinho 7, Divock Origi 8, Roberto Firmino 7, Substitutes: Joel Matip (for Coutinho, 65) 6.
"I have to be clearer in these situations, obviously, but I will find a solution for this". But now he's back and everything is good for me.
"The club will pay a fine of £100,000 and will be prohibited from registering any Academy players who have been registered with a Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months". I think that is a fair deal because I have the age to get it.
Liverpool have lost against Burnley, Bournemouth, Swansea City, Hull City and Leicester City this season, while they also dropped points at bottom club Sunderland. If you're loose in your shape, Liverpool will punish you.