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Jurgen Klopp Blamed First Half Injuries For Liverpool's Failure To Win

Jurgen Klopp Blamed First Half Injuries For Liverpool's Failure To Win

Jurgen Klopp saw Liverpool draw 0-0 with Manchester United but felt that his team would, and should, have won the match, if it weren't for the four first half injuries.

Super Sunday has, not for the first time, not exactly been 'super.' Manchester United and Liverpool kicked off the day, in what was hyped as a huge match in the Premier League title race, but could only put on a tense 0-0 affair.

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Liverpool were the better side in the first half before United proved to be the more dangerous, mainly from set pieces, in the second 45 minutes as the teams played out a stalemate.

The draw was a good result for both teams. Liverpool's most difficult game in the run in resulted in a point that took them top of the table and United still kept their undefeated record in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The match was pretty boring and most notable for there being four injury substitutions in the first half with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, who'd come on for Mata, and Roberto Firmino all replaced in the opening 45 minutes.

Following the match Jurgen Klopp blamed the substitutions for his team's performance, saying:

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"If we had carried on like we started we could have won but we lost out rhythm with the injuries.

"If United had played like they have been, with the same players, it would have been a different game. They would have known what they were doing and so would we."

United were without Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic through injury, whilst Lingard was only fit enough to start on the bench.

Mata's injury came when Marcus Rashford was also struggling and the striker somehow managed to stay on and see out the 90 minutes.

Solskjaer's make shift midfield with Scott McTominay and Perreira alongside Paul Pogba did excellently.

What will Klopp's next excuse be for not winning?

Topics: Juan Mata, Liverpool, Football News, Manchester United, English Football, Roberto Firmino, Ander Herrera, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jesse Lingard, British football

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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