En­raged Klopp spurs Reds to win over Swansea

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

Jur­gen Klopp was an­gry with his Liver­pool team af­ter their tepid first-half per­for­mance against Swansea – but ul­ti­mately pleased they man­aged to turn the game around and win 2-1.

James Mil­ner’s penalty af­ter 84 min­utes se­cured the three points but Liver­pool had fallen be­hind to a Leroy Fer goal af­ter 10 min­utes and might have con­ceded more as Swansea were in con­trol.

Mil­ner said the man­ager had been an­noyed with the team at half-time and Klopp con­firmed: ‘How an­gry was I? Very. I said to the boys I have no prob­lem with this.

“I’m 49 and I lost a lot of games and un­for­tu­nately I will lose a few.

“But to­day makes no sense be­cause it’s not a day where we should lose a game.

“It’s not al­lowed that we ac­cept a bad day. Even on a bad day you have to fight against the bad start and even in this game you have to fight back.

“And to cool down, be­cause there were small things where we lost pa­tience with our­selves and we were moan­ing about de­ci­sions, even though they were ab­so­lutely right.

“So we have to stop this. And for this half-time was good. We were an­gry at half-time but with our­selves, no­body else.And sec­ond half, we were cool again.”

Klopp added that he was sur­prised by Liver­pool’s start: “There was no sign in train­ing this week,’ he said. “But we’re still learn­ing.”

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