Ray Wilkins not impressed by Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool FC’s draw with Everton
Ray Wilkins was not particularly impressed by Liverpool FC's showing against Everton on Sunday
Ray Wilkins has admitted that he was not impressed by Jurgen Klopp’s assessment of Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday.
The Reds took the lead in the derby thanks to Mohamed Salah’s brilliant opener, but they were pegged back in the second half when Wayne Rooney converted his penalty.
Liverpool FC had chances to secure the three points, most notably when Sadio Mane opted to shoot rather than pass in a move that would have made it 2-0 to the home side.
Dejan Lovren was criticised for his tackle on Dominic Calvert-Lewin which led to the controversial penalty late on in the second half.
However, Wilkins believes that the blame for the result must rest solely on Klopp and Liverpool FC’s shoulders.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Wilkins said: “I don’t see where Liverpool are arguing about the penalty, why is Lovren even giving the referee a decision to make?
“And I think Jurgen Klopp got it wrong in his post-match views. Three shots on target out of 23 is not very impressive, but they did enough to win the game.
“I am not sure why Jurgen rotated so much. Surely in a derby match you play your best team, especially with West Brom up next.”
Liverpool FC will aim to get back to winning ways in the Premier League on Wednesday night when they host West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.
The Reds are currently in fourth place in the table as they bid to try and claw their way back into contention for the title during the hectic festive period in the Premier League.
Liverpool FC will take on FC Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League after the draw was made on Monday in Nyon.
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