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Klopp takes dig at Conte, says he is  5th because he plays negative football

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Klopp was frustrated by Conte’s tactics as Tottenham Hotspur sat back and deployed counter attacks throughout the match 

By Kehinde Okeowo

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Liverpool gaffer, Jurgen Klopp, has subtly taken a swipe at Tottenham Hotspur’s coach, Antonio Conte because of the negative style of play he adopted during their 1-1 draw over the weekend. 

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The result is a big blow to the title aspiration of The Reds, as they are now 3 points adrift of Manchester City with just three games to go.

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Klopp and Conte

Klopp’s men looked flat in attacks, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson sending plenty of hopeful crosses into the penalty area with no success.

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Despite Liverpools’ possession, it was Spurs who arguably had the better chances of the match, as they sat back and deployed counterattacks. 

After a barren first half, Son Heung-min put the visitors ahead in the 56th minute before Luis Diaz equalized with 20 minutes left to play.

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The host thereafter searched for a winner but the visitors remained resolute at the back and remained dangerous going forward.  

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After the game, Klopp said: “For all the praise for Tottenham, they won against City – the gameplay works for these games but they are still fifth and for everything they were time-wasting – it makes not easier, it’s smart but not easy.”

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