Klopp questions injury time despite late winner

Date published: Saturday 23rd January 2016 4:55

Jurgen Klopp questioned the decision to announce five minutes of stoppage time against Norwich despite Adam Lallana’s late winner.

Lallana struck in the fifth minute of a minimum of five allotted in injury time to secure a dramatic 5-4 victory against Norwich at Carrow Road.

The game entered stoppage time with the score at 4-3 to Liverpool, but Sebastien Bassong scored after 92 minutes to seemingly salvage a draw for the hosts.

Lallana scored again three minutes later to make the scores 5-4, but Klopp questioned the initial decision to award five minutes of stoppage time.

When asked by BT Sport on his conclusions after the game, Klopp replied: “Unbelievable. We should always think it is possible, although it was not easy today. We had a lot of problems at the start. There was a bit of searching for confidence but then we played a bit of football and saw what is possible.

“Set plays, set plays, set plays, and the game changed, the opponent got a bit more confident. When I saw five minutes of overtime I couldn’t understand why.

“I think we were the deserved winner in a spectacular game. I think it is a new record but we have to solve our problems because this will not always be possible.

“Of course we were lucky, but we were not too lucky when they equalised in overtime. It is very emotional. We are in the middle of the chaos and react, sometimes we know what we are doing, sometimes we don’t. The game is enough of a story.”

Klopp also criticised his side’s defending post-match, while Matt Stead wonders how the potential signing of Alex Teixeira will solve any of Liverpool’s problems.

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