Defending champion Liverpool squandered the chance to move away from the top after stumbling against West Bromwich Albion with a 1-1 draw in the fifteenth stage of the Premier League, but it is “not the end of the world” for its German coach Jurgen Klopp.
Despite maintaining his unbeaten record in his stronghold of “Anfield” for the 67th consecutive match in the Premier League, and coming close to adding to the record recorded in the name of Chelsea (86 between March 2004 and October 2008), Liverpool failed to invest his absolute field advantage against West Brom to take advantage of a draw. Leicester City 2-2 with Man United and 5 points behind new runners-up, former leaders Everton.
Liverpool raised its score to 32 points in the lead, three points behind Everton, while West Brom became 8 points and remained in the nineteenth place before the last with an orphan victory, in exchange for 5 draws and 9 defeats.
“The frustration started to increase during the match,” Klopp said in a statement to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “I liked the first half, and we presented the appropriate challenge in the first half. We looked vital. We played simple passes and did everything necessary.”
“But in the second half, and after only five minutes, they got more chances than they got in the whole first half. It is not easy to play against a team of this kind. You have to take advantage of the opportunities when you get them, but it is not the end of the world.” It is a football match, we wanted to win it and we were supposed to win it, but now that I watched the 95 minutes (with lost time), I feel they deserved the point. ”
After two defeats and a tie in the past three stages, which led to him relinquishing the lead and retreating to the eighth place, Tottenham thought he had returned to the winning streak at the expense of his host Wolverhampton, but Moroccan Roman Saiss deprived him of two points by tying 1-1 in the 86th minute with a header after a corner kick. . The Portuguese coach’s team opened the scoring less than a minute after the start, through Frenchman Tangi Ndombele with a long shot after he reached the ball from Ben Davis after a corner kick, the defense failed to remove it properly (1).
5 matches today, and 5 games will be played today
in the 16th round, where Brighton meets Arsenal, Burnley hosts Sheffield United, West Ham is a guest of Southampton, West Bromwich faces Leeds, and Man United concludes today’s clashes with Wolverhampton.