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Jurgen Klopp enjoyed Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the fact that they could have had a better result – but there were two qualities he would like to see more of.
Liverpool went backwards when Kai Havertz scored a sensational header after a Reece James corner midway through the first half. But they were presented with a way back in the match when James was sent off for a handball on the line. In the process, Liverpool won a penalty kick, which Mohamed Salah scored.
Despite having a male advantage throughout the second half, Liverpool were unable to break past a stubborn Chelsea full-back and had to settle for one point.
There will be plenty of time after the international break to build some form, but Klopp saw this as a point achieved rather than two falls.
Said Klopp Today’s match: “Our press in the first half was absolutely unique.
“Chelsea are dangerous in all situations and that was how they scored the goal. I think we all agree that we could have defended it better.
“Everything was fun except the result. I saw two very good football teams. It was a great first half from us and actually a good second because it’s so difficult when playing against nine defenders and having to create and create.
“Could we have done better? Yes. But it’s early in the season.
“We should definitely have made more of the benefit. We have one point more than before, so let’s continue. ”
Klopp had no complaints about the decision, which led to Liverpool’s equalization, leaving opposite number Thomas Tuchel uncertain.
The Liverpool boss said: “I think it was a clear handball.”
He continued: I was happy with the first half performance – even though we were 1-0 down. I would have loved that we had a little more greed and determination. Other than that, I liked the game, I liked the atmosphere. ”
Klopp excited about Elliott
One player who was among Liverpool’s most likely to create was Harvey Elliott, who retained his place after an impressive performance against Burnley.
The young attacking midfielder took up the challenge in a game against a tougher opponent. Klopp insists the 18-year-old could be a key player for him this season.
He said: “When you are old enough to drive a car, you must be old enough to play football matches.
“He is the right place. He is a smart player. He did not look tired for a second and continued. ”
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