Klopp: Liverpool Unlucky Vs Watford, Equaliser An Offside Goal

Klopp: Liverpool Unlucky Vs Watford, Equaliser An Offside Goal

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, described his team's dramatic 3-3 draw in their opening game of the 2017/2018 season against Watford at the Vicarage Road as 'unlucky'.

The Reds were on the way to recording a slim 3-2 win before Miguel Britos ensured a share of the spoils three minutes into stoppage time with a close header.

"We were unlucky in the end," the German told BBC Sport in his post match reaction.

"The equaliser was offside. It’s obvious because the linesman is on the line. He needs to see it.

"Watford's first goal (by Stefano Okada) was a good cross and a good run. That’s just good. Well done really. The first half I wasn’t too happy with.

"We passed but couldn’t see what we actually wanted. The second half was a lot better. We forgot to close the game. We defended a little deep. We have to push up. Both teams struggled with 90 minutes, it’s the first game. That’s normal.

"I cannot change it [the late goal]. We would have had defensive areas we need to work on if we’d won 3-2. We were the better team, we should have won."

Klopp was asked about the possibility of Philippe Coutinho who has made a transfer request leaving for Barcelona who have made two bids for the Brazilian but the former Borrusia Dortmund manager was coy on making known the state of things at Anfield.

"I cannot say a lot about it. I am responsible for the whole team. I need to be focused on the players who are available. I have no influence on the players who aren’t available," Klopp stressed.

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