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Published: 13:35 | 16/12/15

Klopp rues missing out on "dirty point"

Jurgen Klopp was left to rue his Liverpool side's failure to pick up any points at Newcastle United despite admitting they probably deserved none.

Jurgen Klopp was left to rue his Liverpool side's failure to pick up any points at Newcastle United despite admitting they probably deserved none.

An own goal from Martin Skrtel and Georginio Wijnaldum's late strike earned the Magpies a 2-0 win at St. James' Park but Liverpool had an Alberto Moreno goal incorrectly disallowed for offside which would have levelled matters late on.

Although Klopp felt the Merseysiders' display merited little, he still regretted not grabbing an undeserved point.

"With the situation Newcastle are in and the situation we are in, you have to say they deserved the win," he said. "I couldn't see that we should have won, we were not good enough today.

"I don't know why. I have to see it again and know more about it but it was hard work. It should not be this hard. We could do better. We should play much more football, our pressing was not good.

"We were not compact - there was a lot of things we did not do well.

"He [the linesman] would say that he should see it (the Moreno offside decision), it was pretty clear I think. Maybe we deserved a point, sometimes you need dirty points. But if one team deserved to win it was Newcastle.

"A few days ago we were were brilliant, today we were no good. That's the way it can go."

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren meanwhile was thrilled with his side's win.

"It's absolutely huge, absolutely massive," he said. "Once or twice we've taken ourselves to the brink of crisis and clawed our way back and that's what we've done today.

"We worked hard, it is so tough to get a result in this league. We've crawled off the field, we've put in so much effort. That's what we need every week.

"The harder you work the luckier you get. Everything evens itself out and it's about time we had some decisions."

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