Stop acting like it’s a funeral – Jurgen Klopp refuses to be gloomy

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tried to put a positive spin on the 1-1 draw with Tottenham, which shattered his side’s Premier League title ambitions.

The first time the Reds have not won at home in the league since against Brighton in October means that although the Reds returned to the top of the table, they now have to drop Manchester City three points in their remaining four games to have a chance. on the top.

Son Heung-min’s 20th league goal of the season was canceled out by Luis Diaz’s deflected 74th-minute strike, but the home side were unable to force a winner, only for the third time in 2022 in the league.

“First of all, we have to stop acting like it’s a funeral. Much worse things happen in my life,” Klopp said.

“It’s an important point, because it’s one point more than before the game. From 1-0 down it’s massively better, but it wasn’t exactly what we wanted.

“Now we have to deal with it, but we will do it, we all know the situation.

“We’re on top now. My favorite situation is when City and we lose all our remaining games and we stay on top, but we all know it won’t be.

I’d love to sit here and say, ‘Yeah, City will drop points’. We’ll see what happensJurgen Klopp

“I’d love to sit here and say, ‘Yeah, City will drop points’. We’ll see what happens.

“My problem at the moment is not that City will play against Newcastle tomorrow, but that we will play against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

“The only chance we have to make things go smoothly is to win now.”

Liverpool’s only three goals from 22 attempts was partly due to Tottenham’s defensive organization and resilience, but Klopp was unimpressed.

“I don’t like this kind of football, but that’s my problem, I can’t coach it,” he added.

The draw also did little for Tottenham’s top-four hopes, as they remain one point behind north London rivals Arsenal, who will host struggling Leeds on Sunday.

“I think we have to be happy, it’s not easy, not easy to play against a great team at the moment,” said Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

“On the other hand, I think maybe we should be a little disappointed. I’ve seen a bit of disappointment in the eyes of my players because we had the chances of winning the game.

“But I’ve asked my players to be good defensively and I think we didn’t get many chances and got a goal from a deflection.

“We created a lot of chances to score, so I think a draw was justified.”

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Antonio Conte’s side Arsenal on Thursday (Peter Byrne/PA).

Tottenham will face Arsenal on Thursday and Conte has not given up hope of overtaking them and moving into fourth place.

“There are three games left for us, four for Arsenal, and in every game you have to take points,” he added.

“We deserve to stay in this race because in November not many people believed that Tottenham can fight to the end for Champions League qualifiers.

“Thursday we have an important game, a derby in North London against Arsenal, our rivals. We want to finish in the Champions League (places).”

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