Klopp and Thiago Alcantara react after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

Joe Willock came off to the bench to score a dramatic last-second equaliser for Steve Bruce’s side.

Klopp and Steve Bruce shaking hands at Anfield. [Getty]
Klopp and Steve Bruce shaking hands at Anfield. [Getty]

Liverpool hopes of securing a Champions League spot seem to be disappearing.


Jurgen Klopp bemoaned Liverpool’s missed chances after they played out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.


Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock three minutes into the clash at Anfield with a superb strike to hand the homeside an early lead.


The Merseyside should have scored more goals just before half-time but Salah, Diogo Jota, and Sadio Mane were all guilty of missing big chances.


And, in the second half, it was the same as opportunities continued to be wasted by both teams, with Liverpool having more.


Substitute Callum Wilson thought he had levelled the score with a close-range tap in, but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review. However, Joe Willock, who came off the bench, found the net in the dying minute, leaving the Premier League champions in the sixth spot.



And, after the draw, the Liverpool boss Klopp told BT Sport: "We scored a wonderful goal, didn't finish the game off. Didn't play enough. A counter attack can happen but we had to just keep going, keep the ball, and make them run.


“We kept them alive and they deserved the goal. They scored the one before, unlucky for Wilson but it is handball. We don't even take this present. Really tough to take.


"Why it happened, I don't know. We had to keep the ball. In a specific way, we don't fight enough. Keep ourselves in a position where we dominant the game. We had 70% of the ball, we should have 80%. We created a lot of chances, didn't score with them, so we have to create more. That is how it is. We don't do that well at the moment.


"They fought for it and we got nothing pretty much, but a point. It feels like a defeat.


"If you deserve, you deserve it. I didn't see us deserve it today playing Champions League next year."


Spanish midfield maestro Thiago Alcântara told BT Sport: "We have no words to explain the disappointment we have.


"The will to win, the desire to win is a very big part of the competition. We had a lot of chances to win in the first half.


"We tried to play our game. That was the key today. It worked very good in the first half, we created many spaces and created a lot of chances.


"It doesn't change that we want to win and want to be in the Champions League but for that, we have to deserve to be there."



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