PASS­ING

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Klopp said the “re­ally DIS­AP­POINTED JurLIVERPOOL­gen dry” An­field pitch was par­tially to blame for Liver­pool’s drab 0-0 home draw with Southamp­ton that dam­aged their Cham­pi­ons League am­bi­tions.

James Mil­ner’s sec­ond-half missed penalty summed up an af­ter­noon of frus­tra­tion for Liver­pool on Sun­day as they failed to score against Southamp­ton for the fourth time this sea­son.

Liver­pool knew that three wins from their re­main­ing three matches would se­cure a top-four spot and Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball next sea­son.

But Klopp’s side never got started against a Southamp­ton team who had Fraser Forster to thank for a string of out­stand­ing

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