Jurgen Klopp has admitted the Liverpool dressing room is disappointed after dropping points to Tottenham but has hailed the performance of his side in their crucial Premier League clash.
A 1-1 draw at Anfield sees the Reds return to the top of the Premier League on goal difference but City can open up a three point lead if they win their game in hand against Newcastle United on Sunday.
The visit of Antonio Conte’s side was viewed as the trickiest fixture in Liverpool’s run in with Son Heung-Min’s goal after 56 minutes giving the visitors the lead.
While Luis Diaz equalised with a deflected strike from range, dropped points serve as a blow in Liverpool’s bid to win the quadruple this season, now needing City to drop points to keep their Premier League hopes alive.
Speaking post-match, Klopp admitted the dressing room ‘is not flying’ following the defeat but insists he was delighted with the performance.
‘I’m really happy with the performance and proud of the mentality they showed against an incredibly good opponent with a game plan,’ Klopp told BT Sport.
‘A few things today were on a different level, the counter press was outstanding. But they scored a goal and we had to keep our calm and increase the pressure and that’s a massive challenge. But we did and scored the equaliser.
‘Obviously not the result we wanted but the performance was what I wanted so with that I’m fine.
‘It is incredibly difficult to play against an opponent with world-class players and a world-class manager when they have had a week to prepare and we play every three days.
‘The dressing room is not flying, come on, but there are other games to play. We just have to keep going.’
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