West Ham United managed to hold Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in their FA Cup fourth round clash, but manager Jurgen Klopp focused on the positives that his experimental side showed during the game.
A full strength West Ham team is capable of holding its own against any top side, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded a mix of experience and youth in their FA Cup fourth round and it resulted in a goalless draw at Anfield. The German was pleased after the match and spoke about the positives the team could take from this game.
“The most important thing is that everybody could see our line-up was not disrespectful against the FA Cup, which I was asked before the game,” Klopp said after the match, according to fourfourtwo.com.
“It was really the other way around – we thought this was the best chance for us to go through. This young team did really well.”
“They have not played too often together, of course, and they did well. We defended well and had a good structure in the game. We made chances and played bravely, that was really good.”
The mighty Hammers
In the Premier League West Ham achieved the double over the Reds this season, with a 3-0 win at Anfield and a 2-0 win at home. With this latest result, Liverpool have failed to score past the Hammers for the third time this season.
The Reds were wasteful in front of goal with Christian Benteke and Joao Teixeira missing chances, but it was another match in which Slaven Bilic’s men looked capable of coming away with a victory over Liverpool FC.