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The German is pleased with the Reds' overall

progress since he took over from Brendan

Rodgers, but says his side must grow stronger


Jurgen Klopp expects more from Liverpool but

insists it is “not the end of the world” as

they settled for a 1-1 stalemate against

Southampton on Sunday evening.

The Saints departed Anfield with a point as

Christian Benteke’s monstrous header on 77

minutes was cancelled out by Saido Mane with

four minutes left to play in normal time.

It was the third draw in three games under the

German, and the club's eighth in nine games,

but Klopp chose to remain positive post-match.

“With many things I saw tonight, I was fine,” he

said. “I saw two teams fighting for a result, one

with more freshness because they had one

game less in the week.

“They pressed high, but we were brave enough

to play football against them. We had our

situations, our moments, everything you need to

win in a tight game."

However, Klopp felt Liverpool lacked the

conviction to pick up three points after Simon

Mignolet had to pick the ball out of his net,

and admitted the visitors’ equaliser should have

been avoided.

“We still had 10 minutes to go, and I think we

saw tonight we didn’t give up physically, but we

didn’t believe we could change the game and

that’s the problem,” the manager told reporters

after the match.

"We made the goal, and then gave away the


“Everybody knows you have to avoid things like

this in a game against Southampton, who are

very good in the air.

“That is why we are not calm enough when we

have our chances and need to make the last

pass and stuff. I don’t understand the pressure

in this moment, but the guys feel this - you can

see it.

“They work so hard, they’re full of

concentration, full of passion, then they concede

one goal and it feels like the end of the world.

"It’s not the end of the world, it’s only a goal

and you can always come back, this is what

we need to understand.”

Nevertheless, Klopp enjoyed the header from

Benteke, and preached patience as he waits for

his first win as Liverpool boss.

“It was an absolutely fantastic goal by Benteke,”

he said. “We had our moments, and we can talk

about why we didn’t take the next step, but

everybody in this room knows it takes time.

“I see development. Of course, the problem is,

the other teams don’t wait for us. They don’t

think ‘oh, Liverpool are better than last week’,

they just want to win, they want to beat us.

“We have to deliver results, results, results all

the time. And this is kind of what we’ve done at

the start of our development, we have not lost

yet against not the worst teams in the league, I

would say.

“For some, that is not enough, we have to

accept this and we have to work. Tonight I saw

some things that were better, things that were

not so good - but some of that was because we

played on Thursday [against Rubin Kazan in the

Europa League].

“Everything is here to be more successful than

this current moment. And all you need for that is

patience, that is the truth. I’m sorry to say that,

and I’m not the first person to say this.

“I hope I’m not the only person in the stadium

who didn’t feel like it’s not the end of the world.

We can work with this result and the

performance of this team.”



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