Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on Liverpool’s draw against Aston Villa

Liverpool were held to a 3-3 draw by Aston Villa in the Premier League.


Jurgen Klopp has offered his assessment of Liverpool’s draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday night.

Despite an early own goal by Emiliano Martinez giving Villa a difficult start, they managed to equalize through Youri Tielemans.

However, Cody Gakpo swiftly restored the Reds’ lead midway through the first half.

Jarell Quansah extended Liverpool’s advantage early in the second half.

Villa had their chances to level the score, including an extraordinary miss by Diego Carlos from near the goal-line and an offside disallowed goal by Ollie Watkins.

However, Duran’s late spectacular goals turned the tide, salvaging a crucial point for Unai Emery’s side.

This remarkable comeback leaves Villa in a strong position, as anything less than a victory for Tottenham at home to Manchester City on Tuesday would guarantee Villa’s fourth-place finish.

The match marked an eventful, albeit undesired, finale for Klopp in his final away game in charge.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game at Villa Park, the German said: “It got away from us.

“We played really good football. We were really good, played a lot of good stuff and caused a lot of problems.

“Before we changed, we gave them too many chances. It was very intense for the boys.

“They created too much. They were too often in our box and we made the changes.

“Then we made a mistake. It happens but in that moment, it opens the door.

“They scored an equaliser and I don’t even know how.

“The character from the boys tonight was outstanding in our situation.

“We wanted to win the game. In the moment, when we gave away the 3-2, that was really tricky.

“That’s it, that’s the story of the game.”

The Premier League’s final day is scheduled for Sunday, May 19.

Aston Villa will face Crystal Palace, while Liverpool will host Wolves in Klopp’s final game in charge.

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