Berlin: Jurgen Klopp had a frustrating return to Germany on Thursday as his Liverpool side were held to a goalless draw at Augsburg in their Europa League last 32, first-leg clash.
Jurgen Klopp. Pic/Getty Images
Klopp says Liverpool have a good chance of winning what he describes as the 'little Champions League', but the Reds' attack failed to fire in southern Bavaria. Augsburg are just a point above the Bundesliga relegation places, but they gave Liverpool a mighty fright as South Korea's Ji Dong-Won hit the post in the final five minutes. "We had a few chances, but I can't say I am particularly happy," said Klopp.
"There's no point getting carried away, 0-0 away from home isn't a bad result, but we still have a lot of work to do. "We didn't really get our pressing game going, we didn't get into our rhythm and failed to impose ourselves in midfield. "There were a lot of things we could have done better."
Spurs hold Fiorentina
Premier League title contenders Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, came away from their trip to Italy to face Fiorentina with an excellent 1-1 draw that puts them in a strong position ahead of next week's return.
Mauricio Pochettino sent out a strong side, albeit one missing first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and with Harry Kane on the bench. And Spurs went in front in the 37th minute when Nacer Chadli converted from the penalty spot after Ben Davies was brought down by Nenad Tomovic.
However, Fiorentina, who sit third in Serie A, drew level just before the hour mark thanks to Federico Bernardeschi, whose long-range strike beat Michel Vorm with the aid of a deflection off Ryan Mason.