Jürgen Klopp has revealed he is happy his side ‘passed a test’ in their comeback draw with Manchester City.
Trent Alexander-Arnold rescued a point for Liverpool with a properly taken effort after Erling Haaland’s opener.
Haaland’s smartly worked finish made him the fastest player to reach fifty Premier League goals, breaking Andy Cole’s record.
The Reds terminated City’s 100 percent winning record at home in 2023 with City previously winning 23 consecutive matches at the Etihad.
As a result Klopp has hailed his side’s ability to snatch a point out of Pep Guardiola’s side, even saying they could have won if they played better, but also admitted there is still an ongoing ‘process’.
As per the Independent, the German said:
“I think we passed a test, I am not sure if it was the test,
“Last year we had a team that played long together and we got completely under the wheels here and had no chance.
“Today we had a chance. I am not silly: if you ask who was more likely to win the game it was City, obviously. We don’t check if we are as good as City.
“But if we had played really well, we could have won. This is a really tough place to visit and it is a not a coincidence they have won I don’t know how many in a row at home. They are a super team. We’re still in a process.
“If we’d played really well today, we could have won – we didn’t. I told the boys at half-time, imagine what it would be like if we were playing well.”
Liverpool will be pleased with their result and it means they are unbeaten in their last seven games.
Klopp went on to praise England right back Alexander-Arnold after he produced a good display against talented Belgian winger Jeremy Doku.
“He played a really good game,” he said. “With the position we changed him [at half-time] and made more clear where he has to be and still his moments with Doku. You could see how difficult it is against him: he is a really good dribbler.”