Jurgen Klopp wasn’t a happy man after the final whistle at St James Park.
The game finishing Newcastle 1 Liverpool 1, despite the scousers dominating possession.
Klopp’s grievances were seemingly endless…
Blaming bad luck, bad officials, and maybe most of all, his own players.
Jurgen Klopp claims he ‘didn’t see one more chance for Newcastle’ apart from the goal.
That is a little over the top as Newcastle engineered a handful of decent situations.
Whilst for Liverpool, there was some desperate defending to keep them out at times but as you can see from the stats below, Rob Elliot had very few actual shots on target to save.
“I am disappointed, frustrated, whatever you want…
“Away at Newcastle for each team will be a difficult place to play.
“We scored a wonderful goal and created wonderful chances.
“We shot the ball over the goal even when it was empty.
“We created five or six outstanding, big chances. Usually we score with one of them.
“I didn’t see one more chance for Newcastle.
“Newcastle got one chance and scored. That doesn’t feel too fair.
We had a clear penalty. I don’t know what he has to do – pull the shirt off him?
“If you don’t help yourself no one else helps you. It will be like this until we score.
“We play like this, it makes sense that we play like this, usually we score in situations like this.
“We have to accept this and carry on.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 1 Liverpool 1
Newcastle: Joselu 36
Liverpool: Coutinho 29
Possession was Liverpool 68% Newcastle 32%
Total shots were Liverpool 17 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Liverpool 2 Newcastle 5
Corners were Liverpool 5 Newcastle 1
Referee: Craig Pawson
Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo, Ritchie, Shelvey, Merino (Hayden 74), Atsu (Diame 90+1), Perez, Joselu (Gayle 79)
Darlow, Lejeune, Murphy, Gamez
Crowd: 52,303 (approx 3,000 Liverpool)
(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 1 Liverpool 1 HERE)
(Read the match ratings of all Newcastle players HERE)
(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction to the match HERE)