Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rued his side’s failure to take its chances on Saturday as Newcastle United substitute Joe Willock scored a late equaliser to deny its host a much-needed win in its pursuit of Champions League football next season.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored the opener inside three minutes but the defending champion wasted a host of chances to extend its lead and paid the price in stoppage time when Willock’s deflected strike secured a 1-1 draw for Newcastle at Anfield.

“We kept them alive and they deserved the goal,” Klopp told BT Sport. “They scored the one before, unlucky for Callum Wilson but it is (disallowed for) handball and we don’t even take this present. It’s really tough to take.

“In a specific way we don’t fight enough. We had 70% of the ball, we should have 80%. We created a lot of chances, didn’t score with them, so we have to create more. That is how…

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