Liverpool media round-up: Klopp's frustration, but Reds upbeat about Europa qualification

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A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was frustrated with his side's end product after Thursday night's 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan in the Europa League at Anfield.

The Reds trailed through a Marko Devic strike before a close range equaliser from Emre Can shortly after the visitors were reduced to 10 men, but the home side failed to find a winner to give the new manager the start he wanted at his new home. 

Klopp was quoted in his post-match press conference by the Liverpool Echo as saying: "I’m not quite satisfied with my present tonight but it was only the first time and we will come again and see, maybe it’s better.

“We had our moments, good chances, but in the end no goal. So I would say it was 98% okay but no goal. That is the problem this evening."

Christian Benteke almost won the game after his strike struck the post in the closing stages. The result means it's three draws from three games so far in Group B for the Reds, who currently sit second with three matches to play, with the return game in Kazan to contend with in two weeks' time. 

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet told the official Liverpool website after the game that he feels there is still a lot for the side to play for. 

"We're still second in the group, so we can look forward to the next game and hopefully we can get the three points there."

The Reds return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Southampton at Anfield.

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