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Liverpool’s Klopp: “We were dominant” but draw “our fault”

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool dominated Burnley in every area but goals as the two sides split the points Saturday at Anfield.

The Reds outshot Burnley 35-5, but drew the Clarets 1-1 with Scott Arfield and Mohamed Salah trading goals.

[ RECAP: Liverpool 1-1 Burnley ]

It was Liverpool’s second home draw this week, having finished 2-2 with Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League.

Klopp? Not pleased:

“I’m not happy, I’m angry with the result but pleased with the performance. It’s our fault. We were dominant, fantastic attitude. We played good, were fluent with seven changes. But only one goal.

“When you have shots on goal it’s not about their defending. Their keeper made a few outstanding saves. I’m not happy as when Solanke hit the bar I am sure it was a penalty.”


The Reds’ center back pairing was sucked to big striker Chris Wood on Burnley’s goal, allowing Arfield space to rip a shot past Mignolet.

That lapse in focus cost the Reds dearly against Sean Dyche’s side. It’s hard to say Liverpool is in significant trouble since they controlled both of this week’s matches but had two poor finishing days, but vibes won’t be too positive after another setback in their title chase.

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