‘These boys played an exceptional season and nobody can take that away from them’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t get down about not reaching 100 points as chance to break Man City’s record slips away
Jurgen Klopp said he is not bothered about missing out on becoming centurion champions, insisting nothing can put a dampener on Liverpool winning the Premier League.
It came courtesy of rare errors from Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson, but Klopp, whose side can now achieve a maximum 99 points, said: ‘I cannot make a negative of something so positive.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted he won’t get down about not reaching 100 points
Reiss Nelson (left) scored the decisive goal as Arsenal secured an impressive 2-1 victory
‘I’m not the type of person who makes something negative out of: “But we cannot get the 100.”
‘We will get the points we deserve and we will see what that will be.
‘At the moment it’s 93 with two games to go (against Chelsea and Newcastle). These boys played an exceptional season and nobody can take that away from them.
Liverpool’s players put in a rare below-par performance for a third league defeat of the season
‘Tonight I’m not happy about the game. I’m the opposite. I’m disappointed and angry about a few things. We took a break and that’s not good and that’s why we lost the game.’
Van Dijk accepted responsibility for the defeat, telling Sky Sports: ‘Until their first goal, it was totally us. We gave them two goals. Until then there was nothing wrong.
‘We played very well, pressed them, scored a fantastic goal. I made a mistake. I take the blame for it. I take it as a man and we move on.’