Klopp blames wind after Liverpool see title momentum swing Man City's way

Tuesday, 05 Mar, 2019

"I think Hazard is the best player in the Premier League and he fits the profile of what Real Madrid are looking for", Pires said, per the Express.

"We don't play PlayStation".

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, made his approach clear with the second-string side named in Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to Wolves back in January, but the German should be wise enough to avoid repeating that mistake in Europe, as it becomes a unsafe game if you start trying to pick and choose the matches you want to win or lose. It would be another big setback after a couple of minor slip-ups in the last month, it would add more doubts and that's what you don't want. It's a really disappointing question, I have to say.

When the reporter suggested he might have brought on another attacker, Klopp said it was not the right moment to take a cavalier approach. It's not like that.

"But scoring is not a final thing - I still have to work hard because everything you have done in football is forgotten and it's about the future".

But with Mohamed Salah wasting the clearest chance of the game for Liverpool, Everton prevented their rivals from taking another step towards the club's first title of the Premier League era.

Liverpool have a free midweek, as they prepare for a must-win game at home to Burnley on Sunday. "But of course it's not exactly what we wanted, but it's something [that] is easy to accept because, how I said, hard game".

'Of course, you'd never play to lose a game but it will be in Liverpool's favour if they have a clean run as they can get everyone fresh.

He then continued to discuss the incident on social media before making his account private, stating it was "just a bit of banter between Charlie and Klopp at the end".

"Maybe they are now afraid, huh?"

Four draws in their last six league outings have caused what was once a seven-point lead over Manchester City to turn into a one-point deficit with only nine games of the season remaining.

Mahrez struck to give City a 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday, and boss Pep Guardiola said the goal was "important for him" after he had struggled for a starting role.