Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Reds Boss Frustrated by Draw after Sub Mix-Up

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Reds Boss Frustrated by Draw after Sub Mix-Up

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FOOTBALL: Jurgen Klopp has aired his frustration after being unable to make a substitution before Chelsea scored their equaliser against Liverpool in the English Premier League.

Leading 1-0 late in the game at Anfield, the hosts were looking to make a change with Adam Lallana ready to be introduced for his first appearance of the season.

However, even though the ball did go out of play with Lallana seemingly ready to come on, they did not make the switch before Willian levelled in the 85th minute.

Explaining what happened, Klopp said: "Maybe ask the ref. I don't know.

"People can say we are not really smart, but if you want to change the system and bring on a player you need to give advice," he said.

"I wasn't happy about it because we wanted to change. In my mind, Ragnar Klavan would have been exactly in the position where Willian would have crossed the ball, so we would have blocked the cross.

"So that doesn't feel too good because we couldn't change the system because the ref thought maybe let's time play or something else, I have no idea why he said no, go and play. …

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