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Jurgen Klopp got a 0-0 against Tottenham Hotspur in his first game in charge of Liverpool. The German manager was pleased with the result.
Klopp had only had a very limited time to prepare his new team for the fixture as several players were on international break, but he was satisfied with a point on the road against the Spurs.
“I knew we only had three days and Tottenham are very strong, a well-tuned team, so I knew it could be difficult,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com. “But I’m really satisfied because the start was brilliant and we surprised them a little bit – we wanted to go on the second ball.
“Divock, Phil [Coutinho] and Adam [Lallana] worked perfectly in the three, good positions for them. They did well. The problem was that when we had the ball, we were not cool enough and we didn’t use our skills. We were a little bit too hectic. We didn’t see the right option, but it’s normal.
“We had our moments. From a very good corner we hit the post and there were some other situations where we could have been a little bit better, but for today it’s okay.
“Now we have our own game, our own experience, together and now we can go on working.”
Liverpool kept their first clean sheet in nine games, something that Klopp definitely sees as a positive to build on.
“Football is a results sport, so we need results, but we have to try to improve,” Klopp said. “We have to try together, work together and do the things better that we want to see. That’s what we are doing at the moment.
“A nought on the right side [of the scoreline] is okay, for sure, but on the other side it doesn’t give you the same feeling.
“I know Liverpool have not scored the most goals this season, but football can be enjoyable and spectacular without goals if you play well and have good moments. Of course, our target is to have the nil on the right side and on the other side, another number!”