Jurgen Klopp compares Man City vs Liverpool to a 'boxing fight'

Jack Gallagher
A well earned point for Liverpool
A well earned point for Liverpool / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Jurgen Klopp has commented on Liverpool's dramatic 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad, comparing the 'wild' game to a 'boxing fight'.

The match was an extraordinary one, with both teams vying to win what had been billed by many as a Premier League title decider.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the result, Klopp hailed the entertainment value of the encounter on Sunday evening: "What a game...wild.

"I think we can describe it as a boxing fight, both arms down for a second and you get a massive knock, you shake a little bit, and them the next knock is coming from the other team.

"I thought we were closer than ever, in the moments when we played football and took control of the game we were really dangerous. That's how we scored the goals.

"City really tried to use a couple of things [tactics] like balls in behind which makes sense.

"In the moments we tried to breathe a little bit, bam, the next one came."

Klopp also claimed that Man City's second goal of the game was offside, although it was not ruled out by VAR: "I think they were lucky with the goal [Gabriel Jesus' goal], it was offside, I heard.

"Great game and a result we have to live with and can live with."