After City draw, Liverpool's Klopp slams 'senseless' Nations League

After City draw, Liverpool's Klopp slams 'senseless' Nations League

Mahrez had an incredible chance to score a late victor on Sunday but the Manchester City winger could only blaze his penalty over the bar, meaning spoils were shared at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp was left to settle for a share of the points as his uninspired Liverpool side held Man City to a 0-0 draw in fortunate circumstances.

"The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games - the most senseless competition in the world of football!"

"If somebody would have told me after eight matchdays you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list, 'I'll buy it, let's start with the ninth matchday!'", said Klopp. It was great game to play, unlucky that we didn't score, unlucky that we didn't concede as well'. You have to call the manager of any country and say can you leave players out and he says I am under pressure as well'. If you want to see fresher, give them a summer break - for Jordan Henderson, it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing.

He has never produced his best form at his old club - losing all four games with City - and was a substitute for their most recent clash in April, when City were beaten 3-0 in the Champions League quarterfinal.

There was no shortage of goals at Craven Cottage where Arsenal, who lost their opening two league games, provided further proof that they are starting to gel under new manager Unai Emery.


"You can not ignore City in the preparation for a City game", Klopp said. I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me.

"In that situation, we help strikers when that happens". We have played City often and they are outstanding. It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team.

Guardiola acknowledged that his side had chosen to lower the tempo in the game to limit the potency of Liverpool's attack.

Liverpool also played with one eye on the clean sheet, for maybe different reasons. "We control it through Riyad (Mahrez), Bernardo (Silva), the guys to give the extra pass". Up and down they are the best team in the world in these transitions. They are incredibly quick and we controlled them outstandingly, but we didn't create too much.

"I am so comfortable with the performance".

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, hosts Liverpool had 49% of the possession, took seven shots of which two were on target, and earned two corners, according to BBC Sport. "At Anfield, that is so complicated".

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