Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Plymouth Argyle deserved the draw and replay of their English FA Cup Third Round match, following their impressive defensive display that stopped The Reds on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Liverpool failed to score for the third time this season and Klopp revealed his side were not patient enough to break down the resilient Plymouth defence.
"It is not a result we wished for, but it is not frustrating – that's football. Plymouth deserved the draw and the rematch," Klopp told BT Sport after the game.
"We started well, we played football but then we lost patience too early and tried to force it. This team could have played much better. Now we go to Plymouth for the first time in my life – all good,"
"We needed to stay cool and patient – that's the biggest challenge in football when you're playing against a deep lying defensive side. I made the decision to make changes and name a young side – that's life."
"They created small spaces and we made our own problems. A game like this is not easy to make exciting. We had a young side so that's difficult. We can do better and if we do better then we have a good chance of making the next round."
Klopp however played down talks that his side failed to win due to his young line-up.
Klopp named a side with an average age of 21 years and 296 days – the youngest Liverpool starting line-up in the club's history.
"With our other line-up it could be possible that the result was still the same. Not likely but possible. It was a good experience for the boys."
"I don't know how many people live in Plymouth – but it felt like the whole of Plymouth was in the 18-yard box."