MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the post-match press conference after UEFA Champions League Group E match between Spartak Moscow and Liverpool at the Otkrytie Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Video: Jurgen Klopp post-match press conference – Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool

Watch Jurgen Klopp discuss Liverpool’s disappointing 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow in the group stage of the Champions League on Tuesday.

* Apologies for the poor sound quality; out of our control.

The Reds were held to a stalemate in Russia in their second Group E clash, with Philippe Coutinho forced to cancel out countryman Fernando’s opener.

Klopp’s side were certainly the more dominant of the two, but couldn’t make their control count in the final third, with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge all wasteful.

Having just secured their first victory in five games away to Leicester City on Saturday evening, this serves as another setback.

But Klopp, speaking to reporters at the Otkrytiye Arena, remained fairly positive about his side’s chances.

“As I said it already a few times, we in this moment are not the luckiest team in world football, so it’s not that things go easy for us,” he said.

“We did really well in creating chances against a very defence-orientated team.

“We didn’t give a lot of chances away for them; the free-kick they scored with was not a foul, so it’s difficult to change this.

“In defending if you win the ball clear and there’s still a whistle it’s difficult, but it was a brilliant free-kick.

“We made our equaliser, we scored and we could have created even more chances, that’s the crazy thing.

“We did enough and we had four or five 100 percent chances and that’s then disappointing but it is like it is.”

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah looks dejected after missing a chance during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Spartak Moscow and Liverpool at the Otkrytie Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Having taken just two points from their first two games in the Champions League, a relatively easy group is now looking more precarious for Liverpool.

But Klopp insisted he is still confident his side will progress to the last 16.

“In the Champions League in the group stage the only target you have is to go through the group to the next round, and that’s still possible for us,” he added.

“We know now more about two teams in the group and both games we could have, or should have, won but we didn’t.

“In the end that’s always our fault, but we will carry on and carry on like this, or even better.

“I saw a lot of good things tonight, it was not a perfect game, but there were a lot of good things.”

The German also discussed the benefits of fielding Coutinho, Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane together for the first time.

It is likely that they will do so again on Sunday, when the Reds take on Newcastle United in the Premier League.

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