Liverpool midfielder James Milner praised the influence of goalkeeper Alison Baker after Newcastle’s Brazilian stopper saved Kiaran Clark’s header from close range.
Jurgen Klopp The team was frustrated with the score as the match ended without goals, as they saw him drop points ahead of two relegation competitors in consecutive matches.
But Milner says the performance has improved a lot in Draw 1-1 at Anfield with West Bromwich Albion, With Allison’s late tournaments preventing what would have been an undeserved defeat.
“I think it was a huge improvement [on West Brom]. We faced two very stubborn teams, giving everything to get points, ”Milner said to the Liverpool team Official Website.
“At least we did better. Unfortunately, that wasn’t good enough to get the three points but we have to keep pushing.”
“We have created enough opportunities, [were] Solid in the back, no balls came out we’d win.
“But the combination of good goalkeeping, defense, a little bit of bad luck and maybe not getting our chances well used was the difference.
“It is important to keep his movement, to be patient and to make sure you have a movement up front.
“ It’s sometimes easy to get frustrated and try hard balls or balls that are too straight over the top and get snapped.
“We tied them up most of the game but Ali is first-class – and everyone knows that. Especially on a night like tonight, it’s going to be very cold for him, I can imagine him standing in the back and there’s not much to do.
“Then having to save like this at the end – it shows how good he is and what a great player he is for us.”
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Liverpool are three points clear of the table as 2020 draws to a close Manchester United You have a match in hand and can even be on top if they win this game.
Milner added, “At this moment, no one wants to take it from its back. We have dropped some points, and everyone seems to be holding back.”
“[Manchester] United did well and are probably the only team to run together.
“It’s important to start now and try to get a few three-pointers.
“But the world is in a very strange place right now and it’s the same in football.
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“Everyone’s life is upside down, it’s tough mentally for everyone and it’s the same in football.
“I hope we can get out of this other side and the same with football – we just need to keep blocking.
“It’s different, it’s different times and at that time you probably need the crowds to give you that lift and cross the line.”