Jurgen Klopp reacted badly to a ‘Man City, pressure’ question after Everton

Everton 0 – Liverpool 0

Liverpool needed a freak 96th minute goal to beat Everton at Anfield earlier in the season.

On Sunday at Goodison Park, Marco Silva’s side raised their game to hold the Reds to a 0-0 draw.

Have Everton helped swing the direction of the Premier League title race towards Man City’s favour?

The Sky Blues are now a point above Liverpool having previously been seven points adrift of the Reds.

If Man City win all their remaining nine matches, the championship will be theirs.


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Jurgen Klopp reacts badly to pressure question

Liverpool’s changes against Everton drew attention on Sunday.

In the second half Roberto Firmino replaced Divock Origi, while James Milner and Adam Lallana also came off the bench.

The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita stayed on the sidelines at Goodison Park.

Accordingly, after the draw against Everton, Jurgen Klopp was asked the obvious questions.

Is the pressure getting to the Reds? And should Liverpool be more open to taking risks as they look to win their first title in 29 years?

Klopp knocked back those suggestions with the following rebuttal:

You think it’s PlayStation, bring an extra attacker and football changes. It’s not like that.

We are offensive enough, football doesn’t work like that.

There are nine games to go, we don’t lose our nerve like you obviously. Sometimes you need the right things in the right moment, it doesn’t only work if another striker [comes in].

We have an offensive team and we take the risk. No doubt about that. There’s not a moment where we say, ‘Come on now, throw everything in that direction’.

You cannot play in the Premier League like that. We play next week Burnley, if we play only offensive they kill us in the counterattack, 100 per cent. We take all the risks, but you cannot take more than 100 per cent risk, going nuts. It’s not about that.

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