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Published: 22:13 | 17/10/16

Klopp philosophical after Man Utd draw


Jurgen Klopp admitted he was content with earning a point in the scoreless draw between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.

David de Gea produced two sharp saves to keep out Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can while at the other end Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasted a header from close range in a match of few openings.

"We didn't play as well as we could have played. We started OK and immediately with their defending we weren't brave anymore, we didn't wait for the right pass," Klopp said.

"They didn't create chances, maybe two in the second half and De Gea made two or three great saves but in the end our performance was not what it should be. It is a first clean sheet, so yippee.

"We weren't calm enough, that is their style that is OK you need to have respect but be cool. That is not the way we want to play but I accept it we got a point, there are worse things in the world."

Herrera meanwhile was pleased with his side claiming a point.

"We just tried to win every duel, every battle, every ball," he told Sky Sports. "We knew it would be a good fight.

"We can be proud. We wanted to win but I think we showed we are a big team, we are going to fight for everything and I am proud of every teammate."

Jose Mourinho thought his side fully deserved the point.

"It was a very difficult game but more difficult for them than us," he told Sky Sports. "We kept control of the game for long periods and started really well and were in control.

"David de Gea made good saves but they were isolated from the context, it was under control, we controlled the emotion of ourselves.

"Tactically from a defensive view we did really well. We had big chances, I thought Zlatan was going to score but we missed sharpness through the middle. I was expecting a bit more penetration.

"We did not want to control the ball all of the time. We knew they would press. We know the transition when they lose ball they press high. We had to adapt to the situation, we always thought we would score to win the match but they are a very good team."

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