JURGEN KLOPP had a dig at West Brom’s defensive ways – however admitted Liverpool had been in charge for the shock 1-1 draw at Anfield.
The Baggies nabbed a valuable level on Merseyside after Semi Ajayi’s second-half header levelled proceedings for Sam Allardyce’s facet following a Sadio Mane purpose.
Jurgen Klopp reckons his Prem champs ought to have gained regardless of West Brom’s ‘6-4’ formation Credit score: AFP
West Brom grabbed an important level to assist their battle to keep away from relegationCredit score: AP:Related Press
And the Liverpool gaffer urged his facet’s hectic Christmas schedule has made it difficult to thwart a few of their opponents as they did this time final yr.
Klopp advised Sky Sports activities: “It was our personal fault. I do not suppose anybody can anticipate West Brom would play like they did within the first-half. 6-4 or no matter it was.
“’We did OK within the first half, however second half we did not do the identical.
“That they had counter-attacks. We gave set-pieces away and it is our personal fault.
“It is an unimaginable problem to remain energetic once you consistently face ten males. West Brom deserve the purpose as a result of we did not end the sport.
“It is tough, it is a busy interval, however ultimately everybody feels we must always have performed higher.
“Within the first half you put together a group and at the moment it was clear they’d be defensive.
Sam Allardyce’s facet will face Leeds of their ultimate sport of 2020Credit score: Ian Hodgson – Every day Mail
“We had within the first half actually good conditions however within the second half, we did not have it anymore.
“It is not a sport we’ll discuss in 20 years however it’s a sport we needed to play.
Liverpool, who’re at present with out talismanic skipper Virgin Van Dijk, have battled with accidents to different first-teamers together with Naby Keita and summer season signings Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara.
And Joel Matip has turn into the most recent Crimson to hitch a rising record of stars on the therapy desk following an obvious groin situation.
The Anfield centre-back had handled a West Brom counter involving Callum Robinson when he needed to go off injured with Rhys Williams taking his place.
Liverpool, who’re additionally with out Joe Gomez till June, have but to verify the character of Matip’s damage.
It stays to be seen as to when Matip will return to full health with Klopp insisting he does know the precise nature of the participant’s damage.