PREMIER LEAGUE

Jurgen Klopp: "I need time to be angry"

Liverpool manager Klopp rued his side's failure to take their chances on Saturday as Newcastle United scored a late equaliser to deny their hosts a much-needed win in their pursuit of Champions League football next season.

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp rued his side's failure to take their chances on Saturday as Newcastle United substitute Joe Willock scored a late equaliser to deny their hosts a much-needed win in their pursuit of Champions League football next season.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scored the opener inside three minutes but the defending champions wasted a host of chances to extend their lead and paid the price in stoppage time when Willock's deflected strike secured a 1-1 for Newcastle at Anfield.

"We kept them alive and they deserved the goal," Klopp told BT Sport. "They scored the one before, unlucky for Wilson but it is (disallowed for) handball and we don't even take this present. It's really tough to take.

"In a specific way we don't fight enough. We had 70% of the ball, we should have 80%. We created a lot of chances, didn't score with them, so we have to create more.

"That is how it is. We don't do that well at the moment."

Two more points dropped is a blow to Liverpool's Champions League qualification hopes, after their owners Fenway Sports Group's (FSG) plans of joining a Super League and securing European football without having to earn it collapsed this week.