Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the Daily Mail that Everton completely nullified the threat of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane yesterday.
Liverpool could only manage to pick up a 0-0 draw with Everton yesterday and there were arguably slightly fortunate to escape with a point.
The Reds weren’t at their best and only the post denied Tom Davies a late winner for Everton.
Liverpool failed to create much throughout the match, with Everton’s defence putting in a solid display.
And Klopp admits that the Toffees backline did a good job combating two of their biggest attacking threats.
“We did not create enough chances for the possession that we had, nothing good where we had a free shot,” Klopp said.
‘They had the biggest chance – that is how it is. I have to admit that.
“Everton defended really well. They took care of Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold and we were not smart enough a lot of the time. For this reason (to get a draw) we can be satisfied.”
Liverpool are unlikely to be too concerned about their failure to win at Goodison Park yesterday, as the draw has pushed them a point closer to achieving their overall goal of winning the Premier League.
Liverpool are next in action on Wednesday evening when they take on Crystal Palace, and they will hope they put in a sharper display on that occasion.