Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool ‘didn’t deserve’ to win after being held to a 1-1 draw at Luton Town.
Liverpool required a stoppage-time equaliser from Luis Diaz to rescue a point against the struggling Hatters, with the Reds wasteful around goal in a disappointing performance at Kenilworth Road.
Darwin Nunez – who had a Premier League season high of nine shots – was guilty of missing Liverpool’s best chances on a frustrating afternoon for Klopp’s side, who had 24 shots on goal.
The draw leaves Liverpool three points behind leaders Manchester City, with Klopp admitting his side were not good enough to earn the win.
“Credit to Luton and how they defended and how they set up but it was mainly up to us. We had a lot of chances and should have had much more,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“It is a tricky task to stay fully concentrated. Looking at the game I think we didn’t deserve more than a point. We could have won the game with the chances we had but now looking at it I think we deserved a point.”
Klopp refused to criticise Nunez despite his missed efforts, with the Uruguayan somehow spurning one effort over the crossbar from point-blank range.
“He was offside once or twice. The one ball Mo squares with the header I think Mo could do it himself, that was as well a big chance, but these are the moments. Unlucky, we had other moments.
“He was really involved in everything. It is fine. It is not our dream result but we are always old enough to accept them.”