Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was reluctant to praise Nottingham Forest as they gifted his team “six clear chances” during their 1-0 win over the Reds. The German coach was less than pleased with the way his side squandered several golden opportunities in front of goal, claiming they should have had comfortable winners in the Midlands after their season took another unexpected turn.
Liverpool were looking to make it three wins in a row at Forest, but the winners of last season’s Championship play-offs were able to absorb the pressure to hang on to three precious points after a turbulent run that saw them drop to the bottom of the table. PremierLeague. .
However, Klopp was concerned about lavishing praise on Liverpool’s opponents despite their win, claiming the Reds were solely to blame for their profligacy in front of goal.
Asked if he had any praise for Forest, Klopp told Des Kelly: “Yes, but it’s the Premier League, they’re all good.” [teams] and fight
“Giving a team six clear chances after set pieces, I’m not sure where I should praise to be honest.
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Even after Forest took the lead through ex-Liverpool youngster Taiwo Awoniyi, Van Dijk had several chances to equalise, but the Dutchman was unable to convert.
The best opportunity of all came in the dying embers when the Dutch defender forced Dean Henderson into a brilliant low save, but Klopp could not give in to the thought that his team should have won.
“I can explain the performance, the result not to be honest. I’ve never seen a game where a team has four or five obvious plays in a set play where we have to shoot. The way they defend we were perfectly prepared for that. We had to put the game to bed to be perfectly honest,” he added.
“The goal we conceded was a big mistake on our part. We turn the ball over and give them the free kick and this can happen from set pieces. Apart from that, we gave them all the chances they had. We had to come in very late changes and in general a lot of changes and it is a game that you have to win by doing the right thing over and over again and we did not do it. That is why we are here and we have lost the game.
“We came in with consistency but we had six games with a limited squad playing three very intense games. That’s the way it is, we can’t change that and we have to fight. As for the results, we should have shown consistency today. We could have had at the end of the situations.
“Giving a team six clear chances after a set piece, I’m not sure where I should put the praise to be honest. They’re a great team and Steve is a great coach, but for us today we have to win here and he we did”. t, so credit to Nottingham.”
Liverpool sit in seventh place but could drop as low as 10th by the close of play this weekend.
Forest have now moved from the bottom of the table with their second win of the season, overtaking Leicester.
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