Jurgen Klopp takes blame for Mats Hummels' equaliser after Liverpool draw.

  • Klopp hails Origi.

  • Origi scored vital away goal.


Liverpool have an away goal heading into the return leg of their Europa League quarter final tie against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield after playing out a 1-1 draw with the Black and Yellows. Divock Origi's fine finish in the 36th minute was cancelled out by Mats Hummels' header in the second half. However, Klopp took the blame for Dortmund's leveler after Adam Lallana was left marking defender Hummels at the set-piece for the goal. "Things could have gone worse and all in all it was good a good result from our perspective," Klopp said. "Around the time we went 1-0 up, we really showed what we can do.


"Then a set-piece. Yes that's how it is in football - a fault for all of us. I decided to have Adam Lallana in this position instead of Origi, so sorry for this. "But we were still in the game and our really big chances after, it really fell into an almost perfect performance." Klopp also confirmed Origi fitted his game plan, hence why he chose the Belgian to start ahead of Daniel Sturridge. "I don't really understand questions like this because you have to try to imagine where you can have some small advantages and that's what we did - it was nothing about Daniel," he added. "He has played the last games, it is completely normal. I know people say things about me taking him from the pitch after 60 minutes but it is completely normal and now he is fresh for the game against Stoke. "When Daniel came on he immediately had a brilliant moment, it was outstanding, so you could see the impact he had and I cannot say we played better with Divock ahead of Daniel.


"It was not too brave to put Divock to be honest. He has had no rhythm because of injuries. He is a young lad and we have to work with him. "Divock was made for this game with the space he can make and how he can hold the ball."

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