Jurgen Klopp: I wouldn't be manager of Liverpool if I had a couple of these seasons!
- Liverpool drew 0-0 with Chelsea
- Currently eighth in Premier League
- Klopp vows to change fortunes
WHAT HAPPENED? The Reds were fortunate to walk away with a point from Stamford Bridge after another lacklustre display against Chelsea that leaves them down in eighth in the Premier League standings - 29 points behind leaders Arsenal and seven off fourth-placed Tottenham.
Klopp made six changes to the side that got hammered 4-1 by Manchester City last weekend, resting key players like Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson to spark a reaction, but his experiment fell flat.
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WHAT THEY SAID: After the goalless draw, when he was asked if he had been through a season like this before, Klopp replied: "No, thank God. I wouldn't be manager of Liverpool if I had a couple of these seasons. We have to get through it. That's how life is. You have to fight to change your fortunes.
"I didn't expect a team with six changes to play the best game of the season. The boys who came in used their opportunity and showed they were ready."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Klopp chose to focus on the positives from the match, vowing his troops won't "give up" while insisting their performance against Chelsea was a step in the right direction.
"The midfield was well-connected. We had our opportunities up front. It was not spectacular. It was a step," he added.
"That’s what we have to do – make steps. Sometimes smaller steps. We cannot talk about the goals we have if we don't get points. We don't give up, we will fight. We can talk a lot but we have to show. We saw a step in the right direction tonight. Some needed a rest."
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WHAT NEXT? After two disappointing results, Liverpool's journey is not going to get easier anytime soon as they face leaders Arsenal next on Sunday.