Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has conceded that he is not happy with how the team he has inherited is performing, but believes that they are doing better than before.
Klopp has taken over the reins at Anfield from Brendan Rodgers, and Thursday night's 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan in the Europa League was just his second match at the helm.
In an all too familiar performance, the Reds struggled up front, and despite seeing Rubin captain Oleg Kuzmin sent off in just the 36th minute, they were unable to secure a victory over their Russian visitors.
“When you come to a new house you want a present. I’m not quite satisfied with my present tonight,” Klopp said after the match.
“We had many shots on the goal, like 35, but only 9 on the goalkeeper.
“I would say that 98% is okay, but the last 2% is down to the decision-making."
Emre Can levelled matters for the Reds with a great free-kick after Marko Devic had put Rubin ahead, and while the result was not what Klopp would have hoped for on his Anfield debut, he was not too downcast.
“What we did today was better – sometimes faster, sometimes with more consequence. We got into better positions and the guys tried," he said.
“We got this very, very nice goal. Of course, we could have defended better (for the first goal) but in the last moments it was brilliant from their striker.
“Against 10 men, we had to find solutions, sometimes we found them. Tonight is not a masterclass but not the worst day of my life.”