Klopp makes hilarious comment about Liverpool defending in draw v Bournemouth
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed his side’s defending in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth ‘made me nearly vomit’.
A late equaliser from Josh King earned Bournemouth a draw at Anfield and meant the Reds dropped two crucial points in their quest for Champions League football.
The Cherries took the lead early on through Benik Afobe as he capitalised on a disastrous backpass from Gini Wijnaldum, though Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi both scored to give Liverpool the lead until the dying moments.
It was the 87th minute when King took advantage of a defensive mistake from Ragnar Klavan to sweep home and earn his side a good point on the road.
When Klopp was asked to describe the goal to Sky Sports, he said: “It’s a second ball after a set piece and that made me nearly vomit.”
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However the German was more philosophical about the result overall: “It’s not what we wanted but it’s better than nothing. The bad things are my responsibility.”
He also took away the blame from his players, as usual: “I will tell them that they had a part but there’s nothing else to say. I said it earlier in the season: the bad things are my responsibility, the good things are the responsibility of the players. I think that is a fair deal.”
The result leaves Liverpool third in the Premier League, two points clear of Manchester City, who occupy fourth, albeit with a game in hand.
Next up for the Reds is a trip to the Britannia to take on Stoke City where they will be hoping for a repeat of the result in December when they thrashed the Potters 4-1 at Anfield..
Klopp’s side are now five games unbeaten in the league and with a favourable run in, many people have tipped them for a top-four finish.
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