Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said his Liverpool side will still be chasing an unprecedented four-fold despite their Premier League title hopes suffering a blow.
Klopp’s side have already won the League Cup and are in the FA Cup and Champions League finals, and victory over Tottenham on Saturday (local time) would have increased the pressure on Manchester City in the race for the title.
But the side could not draw 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur – ending a 12-game league winning streak at home and opening the door for City to pull three points clear with three games to go. they beat Newcastle United on Sunday.
Son Heung-min put Tottenham ahead and although Luis Diaz equalized, Liverpool’s knack for finding a winner let them down as their attack lacked its usual power.
“I’m not happy, but not as sad as the players right now and it’s my job to explain why something is happening like this,” said Klopp, whose side beat Villarreal to reach the final of the Champions League on Tuesday. Anfield duel.
“They are in the dressing room, it was intense. When you play against the best teams, you need luck in the decisive moments.
Despite the disappointment, Klopp praised his players and refused to use fatigue as a reason for losing vital points.
“A tough game, but I’m really happy with my boys’ performance against a top side who could play the Champions League next season,” he said.
“Our mentality was amazing and the counter-pressing was on a different level. But we faced an opponent prepared for counter-attacks with a full week to prepare. We accept that and it’s a draw. We will continue . We weren’t tired.”
In other games, Manchester United were beaten 4-0 by Brighton away, Chelsea drew 2-2 at home with Wolves, Watford were relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
League newcomers Brentford continued a solid season with a 3-0 win over Southampton, and Burnley remained in the relegation battle after a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa.