Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Jurgen Klopp: Vincent Kompany deserved red in Man City win over Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp: Vincent Kompany deserved red in Man City win over Liverpool

Consequently, priorities could have shifted to the Champions League with such an effort required to reclaim successive Premier League titles.

Klopp had predicted a "thunderstorm" of a start from the champions to match the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the sides last season when City roared into an early lead before Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate. What we've got to do is get better and move forward.

Liverpool take a break from their title challenge as they return to FA Cup action with a trip to face Wolves at Molineux on Monday.

They must contain City's 54-goal attack, with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling on nine goals apiece and six City players having scored five or more.

"Every defeat hurts. But losing to City is really hard because we've been on such a long unbeaten run", the England defender said.

"We don't let one defeat ruin our season".

"Four points is going to be interesting for the rest of the season for both teams". My assessment of the game was positive - not of the result but of the game. We've got to go out there as a team and try to bring something back home.

"Twenty-nine years now without the league, what an opportunity, you don't want to keep playing game after game after game".

Indeed, Liverpool's defensive record in the Premier League has been by far and away the best.

"I have already said to the boys this is OK".

Jurgen Klopp's tactics in that contest have been questioned, while Lovren has been branded the "weakest link" in a title-chasing side. Multiply that by the Liverpool experience Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and now Manchester City experiences, all with fans like me who became attracted and attached to the respective EPL clubs across all the subsequent eras, and there is a reason why nearly all the top players in the world have either played in the EPL or will do so in the future. We have enough of a squad - Kevin is coming back, Gundogan is coming back. He asked me if he could go and I thought about it and said yes, because no one wants to block a career. "It's a shame but that's football; it's the way things are".

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