Liverpool: Klopp reacts to Southampton draw; Gerrard latest; Sturridge set for London move

After yesterday’s frustrating draw with Southampton, Jurgen Klopp has discussed the result with the media, as he told the press his feelings on the game, saying:

“Two things are really important when you play football. The result and the performance. The result is not perfect, but the performance was much better than we could have expected, when we think about our preparation for the game… Not bad first half, much better second half. It was a really good performance against a side that are difficult to play against. Southampton are one of the best organised teams in the league. I think they adapted their style a little bit to our strength. We had enough chances to win the game, particularly in the second half. The reaction in the second half was really good, the body language was better. First half you could see that it was a difficult game. I’m fine with the performance, absolutely. Yeah, we could have scored, maybe we should have scored, but football is like this.”

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Liverpool’s front three and former Saints defender Nathaniel Clyne all went close for the Reds, but in the end it was not to be for Jurgen Klopp and his team as they failed to score for just the third time this season.

A former legend was most likely watching on as the Guardian claim that Steven Gerrard has been offered the role of manager at League 1 MK Dons. However, they claim that he is expected to turn the offer down on Monday as the Milton Keynes side languish at the bottom of the third tier.

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The former Liverpool and England captain’s most likely next step seems to be to join the Liverpool academy as a coach, but managerial offers elsewhere may tempt him into accepting such an offer, but this rejection could show his reluctance to do so.

The Express claim that West Ham are leading the race to sign Daniel Sturridge as a January exit seems increasingly likely with the former Chelsea man getting only 12 minutes of action at St. Mary’s yesterday. It is believed that a bid of around £25 million would be enough to part Liverpool with the 27-year-old.

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Given his injury record and Klopp’s preference for Roberto Firmino, it may not come as a surprise, but Liverpool fans will still be sad to see a player with great quality leave the club.

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