Jurgen Klopp hits out at Luton after Liverpool stalemate

Sunday’s final Premier League match saw Luton Town host Liverpool.

Liverpool were expected to steamroll the newly-promoted side but were, rather shockingly, forced to settle for a 1-1 draw. The Reds’ will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when they host Brentford. Back Liverpool to beat the Bees at 2/5 with bet365.

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Jurgen Klopp hits out at Luton

Luton’s goal on Saturday came from a Liverpool corner. The Reds lost possession in the home side’s box before Tahith Chong finished off an excellent counter-attack.

Luis Diaz scored a 95th-minute equaliser to save Liverpool’s blushes but Jurgen Klopp was still not happy post-match, particularly with the way Luton played:

“I respect a lot what they do but the way they defend set-pieces, if you watch it back, that’s wrestling,” Klopp said. “It’s not on the edge, it’s on the wrong side of it. But they don’t get punished, so why should they change it?

“That was a little bit of a discussion around that (on the touchline). We thought before they scored – not the goal itself – when Virgil’s opponent brought him down, I think it was a good point scored in wrestling.”

Diaz’s goal means Liverpool’s front five continued their streak of scoring at least one in every game this term and the forward department now have 31 between them across all competitions.

On his attack, Klopp added: “Our five offensive players are all in the team. We just have that many games that they can’t all play in them. If one has a little bit of a problem, then hopefully the other four are fit and we find three of them who can start together. One can come on, and then we have young kids or Harvey (Elliott) can come on. We have different solutions.

“Darwin is 100% in the team. It’s just sometimes you can’t start again, and then you come on. The first chance he had was really well done, great pass, first touch top and then he nails it on to the crossbar. The whole team was not in a goalscoring mood today obviously, and that’s not helpful.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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