LONDON — With factors dropped in a second consecutive sport and a title problem enduring a wobble, Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp is eager to transmit serenity.
After all, Liverpool remains to be high of the English Premier League by three factors, regardless of being held by West Ham to a 1-1 draw on Monday after additionally tying with Leicester within the earlier sport.
“We lost one game in the whole season,” Klopp identified. “So the team is well.”
But Manchester City can topple Liverpool from high spot by beating Everton on Wednesday, albeit solely on purpose distinction and by having performed a sport greater than Liverpool.
But Klopp might inform the viewers within the information convention wasn’t fairly satisfied by the show at the Olympic Stadium or Liverpool’s skill to maintain the problem to finish the staff’s 29-year English title drought.
“I have seen your faces,” Klopp stated. “You look a bit sorry for us. We are all fine.”
But a Liverpool aspect devoid of a lot attacking aptitude did depend on the referee lacking a transparent offside — and having no entry to video overview — to attain its solely purpose in east London.
James Milner was capable of obtain the ball in an offside place down the suitable flank from Adam Lallana earlier than crossing to Sadio Mane to attain on the flip within the 22nd minute.
The fortuitous lead was gone after lower than six minutes when Felipe Anderson despatched the ball down the suitable to Michail Antonio, who struck it previous the static goalkeeper, Alisson.
“We scared them,” stated Mark Noble, captain of 11th-place West Ham.
Klopp, inevitably, countered the notion: “They didn’t scare us.”