Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at claims that the Reds did not take enough risks against Everton.
The 0-0 stalemate at Goodison Park was their seventh draw of the season in the league, and when asked whether he should have made more attacking substitutions yesterday, Klopp responded by saying:
“We don’t play PlayStation. Do you think we didn’t take enough risks today? It’s a really disappointing question because that means it’s so easy – I just say ‘come on boys, we take more risks, we go for it’. Can you imagine? Is there any draw we didn’t try to win? What is that?”
Fans are understandably frustrated with the result on Twitter. Many, couldn’t understand why Xherdan Shaqiri or Naby Keita weren’t put on during the second half.
— Xolani I. Nhlapo (@XinhlapoXolani) 4 March 2019
It’s City and that winning mentality of Pep. Just look at the substitutions of Klopp yesterday. You’re in search of a goal and you bring on a player who last scored a goal in 2017(Lallana) leaving Shaq & Keita on the bench. wtf! Pep will never do this
— Kwabena_Antwi♛ (@im_edmund_) 4 March 2019
No . Please . Lets bring on Lallana and start Origi instead of Shaq and Naby. Lets bet 3 points on a player that can barely make the team and one that barely makes the bench. This was a golden opportunity that has just passed us by. Thank u Liverpool.
— Natalie Maistry (@theonlynataliej) 4 March 2019
What has shaqiri done wrong not to deserve a spot
— Hchiks (@Hchiks1) 4 March 2019
It’s time to bring back gegenpress then #YNWA
— ῳąʑʑą (@mausgrazz) 4 March 2019
Sorry but there’s no been no fight or desire to win in most away games lately.
— Ash McNally (@mc_red23) 4 March 2019
Still challenging games ahead…lets see whT happens…Its not as if the potential is not there.
— Chuck (@Chuck16120713) 4 March 2019
These 4 horrible draws really killed our chances of winning the league. I don’t see Man City dropping more than 4 points of what’s left. Even if they do there’s no guarantee we will catch up based on our horrible performances away.
— JeremyChng (@areskchng91) 4 March 2019
Only in 4weeks we went from this is our year to we will give them a good run for their money, nxaaaa
— Viqtor (@VictorMakuyana) 4 March 2019
Considering the Reds scored five goals against Watford only a few days earlier, you could hardly accuse Klopp and his side of being overly cautious.
Still, Liverpool have not been scoring away from home recently. They’ve won just once away from Anfield in 2019, and if they are to overhaul Manchester City at the top of the table, that will have to change soon.
Next up will be Burnley at home on Sunday. City are playing a day earlier once again against Watford so the pressure will be on the Reds to get the three points.