Dhe English football champions Liverpool FC have taken over the top of the table in the Premier League for the time being, despite a disappointing draw. The team of coach Jürgen Klopp came on Saturday after leading at Brighton & Hove Albion only to a 1: 1 (0: 0). The Reds conceded the late equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time through a penalty from Pascal Groß.
Three days after the 2-0 home defeat in the Champions League against Atalanta Bergamo, Liverpool had taken the lead in Brighton through Diogo Jota (60th minute). Although the Reds were superior over long stretches, they struggled offensively.
In addition, two Liverpool goals by Mohamed Salah (34th) and Sadio Mané (84th) were not given after the decision of the video referee due to offside position. In the 20th minute, the Klopp-Elf was also lucky when Neal Maupay shot the first penalty for Brighton to the right of the goal.
On Sunday Tottenham Hotspur could regain the top of the table with a draw at Chelsea. Chelsea, on the other hand, would have to win to finish first. On Sunday, Leicester City could also overtake Liverpool with a home win against Fulham due to the better goal difference.
Klopp had vented his displeasure with the schedule on Saturday afternoon in the run-up to the game. Background: Only last Wednesday Liverpool lost in the Champions League to Atalanta Bergamo (0-2), three days of regeneration time seemed to Klopp to be insufficient.
“If we continue to play on Wednesday and then on Saturday at 12.30 pm (local time, ed.), I’m not sure whether we will end the season with eleven players,” he said, and that this rhythm was a “complete killer “.