Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his side were fortunate during their 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday, revealing that their goal was “obviously offside”.
James Milner was offside in the buildup to Sadio Mane’s goal and while Klopp admitted that his side were fortunate to get that in their favour, he felt the draw was a fair result.
“Obviously, our goal was offside. I didn’t know that in the game and at half-time nobody told me, I didn’t ask. After the game, our analysts told me immediately. They scored a goal, we scored an offside goal,” he said post the game.
“Yesterday night we trained and after the session we had to change three positions. That, of course, is not perfect. You saw that around the set-pieces with the organisation especially. That’s where we struggled a bit. Apart from that, it’s a game where if Divock [Origi] scores the late goal then that would be a lucky moment. But the point is absolutely deserved.”
The draw on the night means that the Reds lead at the top of the table has been cut to three points and Manchester City could move into first place if they beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, although they will have played one more game than Jurgen Klopp’s side.