Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was critical of Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson after the clash against Tottenham Hotspur concluded yesterday.
The Reds claimed a 1-0 victory away from home against Spurs in the Premier League thanks to Roberto Firmino’s first-half strike. Liverpool possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table.
Robertson had a solid match, however, there was one moment which left Klopp feeling frustrated.
Robertson managed to get himself into a very good position in the second-half to provide an assist for a teammate, however, his cross failed to beat Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld at the front post.
Had Robertson found a teammate, the match would have been less nervy towards the end, as the Reds would have had a 2-0 lead.
Klopp told the media: “That the game wasn’t decided after 50 or 60 minutes was of course our fault.
“We had big chances and didn’t score with them.
“We had situations where there wasn’t even chances at the end of them.
“We had Robbo on the touchline completely free and had four players completely free in the box and hit the first defender… that should be a big chance.
“Let’s try it at least and we can still miss it. We have to talk about the performance there were a lot of good parts.
“We should have scored more goals that’s the truth. It’s not like I go for the boys now and say ‘you have to make this’ but we have to be honest.
“When you can score more you have to do that especially against a team like this in a stadium like this where the people were probably not overly happy with the game for the majority of the time.”
Klopp was obviously feeling a bit frustrated after the game. The Reds were quite sloppy throughout the entire match, which left him in a bit of a mood.
Robertson’s cross was just one example of many sloppy moments from the Reds. It does not appear that the German was picking on the Scot. It was probably just the first example that popped into his head after the match.