Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool were actually hindered by Manchester United’s injury crisis during Sunday’s goalless draw at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to substitute Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all before half-time.
And Klopp thinks those “interruptions” disrupted Liverpool’s rhythm.
Asked if the result felt like two points dropped or a point gained, Klopp replied: “It’s both, obviously. We have a point more and that’s good.
“I think before the game, the shape United was in before, a lot of people would have expected it is the worst moment to face United.
“When we started the game it was brilliant actually, we started exactly like we wanted to start: it was direct, we played in behind, we wanted to be there, we followed the ball, we pressed high and it was all really good. And then the injury crisis started.
“A lot of interruptions and things like that and it was obvious it cost us the rhythm. I don’t say it should happen, but it happened obviously and I cannot explain exactly why.”