Klopp bemoans Liverpool’s luck after Moscow draw

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp lamented his side’s bad luck after the Reds 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in their Tuesday night Champions League clash.

Philippe Coutinho scored a superb equaliser to cancel out Fernando’s free-kick but the Anfield club had to settle for a second successive point after missing a hatful of chances.

“We are not the luckiest team in world football but we did very well in creating chances against a defensively-oriented team,” Klopp said.

“The free-kick was not a foul, we won the ball clearly. It was a brilliant free-kick and we could have created more chances – that is the crazy thing. The only thing is to go through the group and that is still possible for us.

“We would have won both games (Liverpool drew 2-2 with Sevilla in their opener) but didn’t and that is our fault. There were a lot of good things, (but) it was not a good result.

“In some moments we performed very well, in other moments we didn’t perform very well. We did not take our chances.”

Klopp fielded an attack-minded team in the Russian capital with Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah starting together for the first time, but they could still only manage a draw.

“It is good when you have all these players but it is not (just) lining up the players, they all need rhythm and it was a very intense game.

“It is not about the names it is about how we perform. There were good saves from both goalkeepers and wrong decisions at the decisive moment.

“That is how football is. The only way you can change it is to do it again and do it again. We are strong enough to qualify. The door is open but we have to walk through.

“We can see a bit of light. We have to stay cool, work hard and we will be all right.”

Liverpool’s next tie is away at Slovenia’s Maribor on October 17.