Jurgen Klopp reveals most important thing after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at Southampton

The Liverpool manager was pleased that his players managed to keep a clean sheet at Southampton

Jurgen Klopp has praised his Liverpool players for securing a point at St Mary’s despite their dominant performance in a goalless draw with Southampton.

The Reds battered Southampton in Saturday’s Premier League clash as Liverpool registered 15 shots on goal and finished with 65 per cent possession.

However, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino wasted a number of chances to break the deadlock but were foiled by some good Southampton defending.

Liverpool managed to avoid a defeat despite the tricky conditions at St Mary’s as Klopp’s side extended their unbeaten run to 10 Premier League games.

Speaking at his post-match media conference at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, Klopp lifted the lid on the positives from Liverpool’s goalless draw with Southampton.

“We could have scored and maybe we should have scored – but that’s how football is. And very often in my life, I lost games like these, when we were so much better and had many more chances.

“We didn’t because we stayed concentrated and that’s very important, maybe the most important thing for us. Everybody could see already this season that on a very good day, we are able to score fantastic goals. But [Saturday] it was much more difficult because of different reasons.

“Even then, to stay in the game is the best news we can get. I’m not ‘happy’, but I’m fine.”

Liverpool are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and ahead of Manchester City on goal difference.

The Merseyside outfit will host Sunderland in their next top-flight fixture at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

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The Reds have never won the Premier League title despite finishing in runners-up spot in 2009 and 2014.

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