Klopp left angry with Liverpool defeat

By: Dean Carr

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left feeling angry with his team’s performance following their 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

It compounded what has ultimately been a disappointing seven days or so for the Reds, who were embarrassed by Manchester City last weekend before two soft goals saw them draw 2-2 with Sevilla in their Champions League group stage opener.

Typically nervous defending allowed Scott Arfield to open the scoring for the Clarets, before Mohamed Salah scored in his fourth successive game at Anfield - his fifth of the season overall - to ensure both teams left with a point. 

As expected, Liverpool dominated possession and had the better chances, coming closest when substitute Dominic Solanke hit the crossbar and believed they should’ve had a penalty in the same phase of play when Salah was brought down in the penalty area.

And after the game Klopp said: "I'm angry about the performance. In a lot of moments of this game you cannot play better football than we did today but we didn't finish the situations with their goalkeeper making two outstanding saves.

"The quality is there and I saw a great attitude. I saw them running, I saw them playing and I saw them fighting, but I didn't see them scoring and that's a problem.

"The boys will take their chances in the future, there's no doubt about it, but in this moment it doesn't feel right.

"That's the thing we have to accept but a draw is difficult to accept at the moment."

The game also marked Philippe Coutinho’s first Premier League appearance of the season, with the Brazilian playing 78 minutes before being replaced and the 25-year-old insists he is committed to the Liverpool cause despite wanting a move to Barcelona in the summer.

"What happened was a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested," Coutinho said. "Sometimes you don't and, in my case, everyone knows that I got interested, my family too.

"But as I have always said, it is a great offer to receive an offer from such a great club like that. But it is also a great honour being here. Liverpool is a great club worldwide. I'm here and I will give my best as always. I'm working hard, my thoughts are on the team's goals, making a good season."

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