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Jurgen Klopp highlights key Liverpool quality in Chelsea draw

Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
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The Reds made their first Premier League clean sheet since October 19.

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool displayed an acceptable defensive performance in their goalless stalemate against Chelsea. 

Both sides came into the game on the back of difficult periods in the English top flight. The Reds, who’ve slipped to the eighth spot in the Premier League, hoped to claim their first victory in four games at Anfield.

Liverpool’s attacking display wasn’t enough to create enough chances for them on home soil. But Klopp’s side at least managed to show improvement in their defensive form.

“We had good spells but couldn’t keep it up,” Klopp, who was taking charge of his 1,000th game in management, told BT Sport.

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“We have to be ready for little steps, and this is a little step. We didn’t concede against Chelsea, which is good. We didn’t create an awful lot of chances, but we had them.

“We defended more with passion than clear organisation, so in the end I am okay with nil-nil. You have to accept it.”

Liverpool are nine points away from the Champions League zone with 19 games to play.

The Reds must take on Brighton in the FA Cup next Sunday before returning to the Premier League to face Wolves on February 4.