Liverpool boss Klopp reveals why he’s happy with 1-1 draw against 10-man Chelsea

Liverpool were held to a point against ten-man Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.

The Blues held on for a point despite having a man less in the second-half after referee Anthony Taylor sent off Chelsea defender Reece James in the first-half.

Despite playing against 10-man Chelsea for the whole of the second-half, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted after the game that he was happy with the draw because Chelsea are the best team in Europe.

Klopp told Sky Sports after the game: “I saw a really exciting game; fast, hard for both teams. We conceded a goal – that’s not cool – but the goal we scored, the penalty we got was very deserved.

“I feel for Reece because it was tricky but it’s a clear penalty. Second half, we played good; everyone thinks against 10 men, ‘Come on!’ – there’s an advantage in possession but not in terms of the defensive structure.

“They were playing slightly deeper but they had eight players [back] with Lukaku up. We couldn’t use it – our shots were from distance – but it was a good game, a high-intensity game. Chelsea deserved a draw and we got a point as well.”

Klopp added: “I don’t know what the result would have been 11 versus 11 but it’s really okay it’s early in the season.

“We drew against the best team of last year in Europe that’s okay. Seven points from three games – let’s go. We are in good shape, we just have to carry on.”

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