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'We tried everything' to win, insists Liverpool boss Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his side gave everything against West Ham Credit: PA

Jurgen Klopp refused to lay the blame for West Ham's first goal squarely at Loris Karius' feet after the keeper had got a hand to Payet's effort but failed to keep it out.

Having initially taken the lead early on, Liverpool went in at half-time a goal down to West Ham at Anfield on Sunday before Divock Origi's second-half equaliser meant a point apiece in the eventual 2-2 draw.

And the German manager felt bad luck had prevented his side from winning rather than any lack of endeavour.

We tried everything. The (West Ham) goals - one is a wonderful free-kick and one we were very unlucky - they were a big surprise for everybody.

We should have had more, we tried everything.

It's a draw, we have to take it; it felt like we were the whole time in their box.

We haven't made the right decisions, you need a little bit of luck. A draw doesn't feel too good but it doesn't feel too bad either.

We are still a really good football-playing side.

– Jurgen Klopp


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West Ham interested in Sturridge, reveals Bilic

Sturridge has started just four Premier League matches for Liverpool this season. Credit: PA

Slaven Bilic admits that West Ham would be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge in January as speculation surrounding the out-of-favour Liverpool striker's future intensifies.

Sturridge has failed to establish himself under Jurgen Klopp this season, starting just four Premier League matches, and is behind both Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the pecking order at Anfield.

He's one of the biggest talents, he's a great player. The talent is there, the touch, the finishing, everything is great.

The only thing that has stopped him being a regular for club and country are the injuries.

He's just a player that has been linked with us, basically, and we've been linked with almost every player.

We're always there in contention. Most of the time it's absolutely not true, 95% of the time.

But you're asking me about Sturridge and I have no problem about that.

All the clubs are thinking about him because he is that kind of player.

I don't know his work rate, I don't know his dedication to his job or whatever but unfortunately for England and for Liverpool and especially for him he's injured. That's his problem.

– Bilic press conference


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