Klopp gives verdict on Liverpool draw, praises trio

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he was happy with his side’s first performance under his tutelage and praised his attacking trio.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss took over at Anfield following Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal and oversaw a 0-0 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane yesterday.

The Reds arguably came closest to breaking the deadlock when Divock Origi hit the bar in the first-half, but overall a draw was a fair result.

Klopp stated that given the short amount of time he had with the squad this week he was happy with a draw away from home.

“I knew we only had three days and Tottenham are very strong, a well-tuned team, so I knew it could be difficult,” he told the Reds official website.

“But I’m really satisfied because the start was brilliant and we surprised them a little bit – we wanted to go on the second ball.

“Divock, Phil [Coutinho] and Adam [Lallana] worked perfectly in the three, good positions for them. They did well. The problem was that when we had the ball, we were not cool enough and we didn’t use our skills. We were a little bit too hectic. We didn’t see the right option, but it’s normal.

“We had our moments. From a very good corner we hit the post and there were some other situations where we could have been a little bit better, but for today it’s okay.

“Now we have our own game, our own experience, together and now we can go on working.”

Klopp has a significant task on his hands to get the club back to its glory days, with a top-four finish this season the ultimate goal.

Liverpool have a host of injury concerns at the moment, with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge all out of action currently.

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