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Only one goal in two games: The Corona year 2020 ends without a win for the English champions. At Newcastle United Klopp’s team was superior, but no goals were scored. After all, Thiago made his comeback.
Fifa world coach Jürgen Klopp has once again missed a possible victory with Liverpool and almost lost the points at the top of the table. Three days after the disappointing draw in the home game against penultimate West Bromwich Albion, the English champions did not get past a 0-0 on Wednesday evening at Newcastle United.
In the last game of the year, the Reds missed numerous chances that would easily have been enough for a clear away win. Only the former Bundesliga professional Roberto Firmino missed two good scoring opportunities in the second half. Both times, Newcastle’s goalkeeper Karl Darlow was brilliant. After all, midfielder Thiago Alcantara celebrated his comeback and also revived Klopp’s team with clever offensive passes. Around ten minutes before the end, he initiated a dangerous situation, but Sadiou Mané could not make the 1-0 for Liverpool after a set off Darlow.
But outsiders Newcastle themselves could have caused a surprise. Shortly before the end, LFC keeper Alisson Becker had to intervene for the first time (79th minute).
After the sixth draw this season, the Klopp team remains leaders in the Premier League with 33 points, but pursuers Manchester United (30) still have one game up their sleeves.
In an interview after the game, Klopp said he was very satisfied with the performance of his team – but obviously not with the result. “We had so many chances, an incredible number of good chances. Unfortunately we couldn’t use it. ”