Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp criticized Tottenham’s football tactics after their 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday.
Speaking yesterday, Klopp said: “I am sorry, I am the wrong person to ask about [Spurs’ defending] because I don’t like this kind of football. But that is my personal problem. I think they are world-class and I think they should do more for the game.”
Heung-Min Son scored a goal early in the second half threatening to bring the first Premier League defeat at home for Klopp. However, Luis Diaz equalized later on.
The draw sees the Reds drop two points to put Manchester City in charge in the title race ahead of their Super Sunday clash with Newcastle.
Spurs had just over a third of possession, prompting Klopp to say:
“I am sorry, I am the wrong person to ask about [Spurs’ defending] because I don’t like this kind of football. But that is my personal problem. I think they are world-class and I think they should do more for the game.
“It’s a game against Liverpool, they have 36 percent possession. But that is my problem. I cannot coach it. So that is why I cannot do it. World-class players, [who] block all the balls. It is really difficult. Atletico Madrid is doing it. Fine, whatever, absolutely fine, it’s just I can’t. But yes I respect everything they do. But it’s not me.”
Klopp added: “It was the expected game. It was always clear that Tottenham would show up like they show up, with all the individual quality they have and the game-plan they have, it was clear it would be incredibly difficult.”
Despite the disappointment, Klopp insists his side, who are still in the running to secure a historic Quadruple, will be ready to go again, starting on Tuesday against Aston Villa.