Publish Date: Friday July 3, 2020 4:05
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his tense interview after the end of the Reds’ 4-0 defeat by Manchester City.
Liverpool were defeated by Manchester City on Thursday in their first game since winning the Premier League title.
It was a disappointing night for the newly crowned champions, but with a 20-point lead at the top of the table, it had no detrimental impact.
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However, Klopp was still excited by entering his post-match interview with Sky Sports’s Geoff Shreeves question line, who was doing nothing to cheer him up.
Klopp, irritated, said: “This is the second time you have asked about attitude.
“If you want to lead this story that we are not focused on this game, do it, but I am satisfied with the attitude of our team.”
Talking about his interview after the game, Klopp told reporters: “I was not in a good mood after the game. I wasn’t in a good mood when I went to bed or when I woke up and in Melwood said, ‘I’m really in a good mood.’
“Why? Because we change things. If you lose a game, you lose a game. You never relax, but we had a little more time to think about it.
“The problem with post-match interviews is that you have one minute to enter and then you have all the interviews.
“We lost this game at key moments. In those moments, the city was better than us.
“We took a penalty out, we suffered after a shot, we left Joe [Gomez] alone in a situation that no player should be alone against [Raheem] Sterling.
“We were also good – good situations, but we didn’t finish them.”