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Klopp delivers ‘honest’ Liverpool verdict following Brighton draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Sunday’s draw with Brighton in the Premier League was the “right result”. 

Mo Salah scored a brace just before halftime to put the Reds in front after Simon Adingra had given the hosts the lead in the 20th minute. Lewis Dunk headed home late on to share the points.

“I think it is the right result to be honest,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Of course, after giving the 1-0 away, with all the quality Brighton have, they didn’t do a lot. We served the goal on a plate pretty much.

“Second half we should have scored maybe the third one, with two big chances. But then we lost too many one-v-ones. When you give these set-pieces away it becomes very open. We conceded the goal and now it is 2-2.

“The first goal is [a mistake]. Like all of our players, [Alexis] Mac Allister found his way back into the game. The set-piece is a really good set-piece to be honest. We missed it with two players and that’s why with set-pieces you should avoid them in the first place. That’s it. Nothing else.

“The pressure they made in that situation. We have had games when we played really well against man-marking. We had moments when we won the first one. If we were better today, we would have really hurt them. But we didn’t. That’s how I feel – a little bit okay.”

Pascal Gross was fortunate not to receive his marching orders in the first half after taking down Dominik Szoboszlai in the box, which result in Salah scoring from the spot. The German was not even booked for the foul.

After the game Klopp said that he had “no idea” if it should have been a red card. “When the foul is in the box, then it is a yellow card I think. Don’t talk to me about rules. I take what I get. I trust an expert maybe should have said. I don’t know.”

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