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Liverpool were expected to beat Newcastle on Saturday afternoon, and put pressure on Chelsea and West Ham who play later in the evening, as the fight for a top four finish intensifies.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s were unable to take all three points at Anfield despite having scored first.
Mohamed Salah scored the opener after 3 minutes of action, but Liverpool missed a lot of chances, only for Joe Willock to scored a 95th minute stoppage time goal to end the game level.
A disappointed Jurgen Klopp who had been optimistic about his side’s top four chances admitted after the game that his side do not deserve a place in the Champions League next season.
“We always said, if you deserve it, you deserve it,” Klopp told BT Sport. “From what I saw today, I don’t think we deserved it, another five games, we play United. Either we learn, or we don’t play Champions League.”
“I don’t think you can create chances after chances and don’t finish the game off,” Klopp added. “We didn’t play enough, we just had to do it again and again.
“We have to keep going, keep the ball, let them run, but we kept them alive. They deserved the goal. We don’t even take this present, we were lucky with this decision, it makes no sense, it’s tough to take.
“We created a lot of chances, didn’t score, but we have to create more. When you don’t score the second or the third, a missed chance is just information, we don’t do that well. It feels like a defeat.”