We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 15:09 | 12/8/17

Klopp bemoans 'luck', not drawn on Coutinho


Jurgen Klopp believes his Liverpool side were unlucky after a Miguel Britos effort three minutes into stoppage time denied them an opening day win.

Watford took an early lead through a Stefano Okaka header before a piece of Sadio Mane magic levelled the game.

The Hornets regained the advantage courtesy of an Abdoulaye Doucoure finish after more sloppy defending from the away side.

A Roberto Firmino header and a Mohamed Salah debut goal from close range looked like securing the Merseysiders three points but Klopp was left rueing their late concession of an equaliser.

"We were unlucky in the end," he told BBC Sport. "The equaliser was offside. It’s obvious because the linesman is on the line. He needs to see it.

"Watford's first goal 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 questioned later by Sky Sports about the missing Philippe Coutinho's chances of leaving for Barcelona but he gave no insight into the Brazilian's future.

"I cannot say a lot about it,"he said. "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."

Source ISNTV

Manchester City face Premier League new boys Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, 12 August, a match that will be shown live on BT Sport on the eir sport platform [kick off 5.30pm]

eir Sport channels are available across the eir Vision, Sky and Vodafone TV platforms as well as on the eir Sport app. All 7 channels in the eir Sport pack are available for free if you are a residential eir broadband customer

Reaction: McCarthy double leg break confirmed; Sanchez updates

12:44 | Today

James McCarthy faces a long lay-off after the Republic of Ireland international suffered a double leg break in Everton's 1-1 draw with West Brom at Goodison Par...


Premier League round-up: Martial fires Utd past Burnley

12:43 | Today

Anthony Martial's superb finish earned Manchester United a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.


Hazard wants more from Chelsea

12:42 | Today

Eden Hazard has called on his team-mates to produce more complete displays after they left the Amex Stadium with a 4-0 win over Brighton.


Carrick to join Man Utd coaching staff

09:49 | Today

Michael Carrick is set to retire at the end of the current season and join the coaching staff at Manchester United.


Benitez set to 'park the bus' at Man City

13:21 | Today

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has made no apologies for admitting a 'park the bus' strategy is his best chance against Premier League leaders Manchester City at ...


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.