Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal


Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool managed a ‘really good result’ against Arsenal on Thursday night, despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Gunners.

The game finished 0-0 at Anfield and went to a penalty shootout, which saw Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno make two saves as Mikel Arteta’s side won 5-4 from the spot.

Liverpool had the better of the game in terms of possession and chances created and Klopp is keen to take the positives, despite falling at the fourth round stage.

The German claimed that a draw with Arsenal was an impressive achievement, despite the unsuccessful penalty shootout that followed.

‘It’s difficult to be too positive about the game when you don’t win it,’ Klopp told reporters.

‘But actually, it would have been a draw, and I think against Arsenal, a draw is still a really good result.

‘We lost a penalty shootout, but we had the bigger chances in the game and we did a lot of good things in this football game, and that’s what you wish for as a manager.

‘We could have been a bit more clinical in finishing, but Bernd Leno had a really good game.

‘The penalty shootout, it’s luck and a lot of things. Arsenal shot really well and we, not exactly the same, and that’s why we lost.’

Divock Origi and Harry Wilson failed to convert their spot-kicks for Liverpool and Joe Willock stepped up to score the winning penalty.

Arsenal lost to Liveprool in the Premier League on Monday night and Arteta was pleased to gain some measure of revenge.

‘We still have lots to learn but we are on the right path,’ said the Arsenal boss.

‘It is the third time in about eight weeks we have played against the best team in Europe, in my opinion, and it is a step forward for my team.

‘We want to treat every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy, we have to do that for the club we represent and we will do that.’

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