Video - Jurgen Klopp reacts to his first game as Liverpool manager

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Klopp satisfied with his start at Liverpool
Klopp satisfied with his start at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp declared himself satisfied with his debut as Liverpool manager, after a drab 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Klopp's side kept a valuable clean sheet to deny a disappointing Spurs side, with the German tactician offering this reaction after the game.

"Now I'm happy with this result because I saw many good things," he told BT Sport 1.

"Very good first 20 minutes, we were very aggressive, good timing for pressing and counter-pressing.

"Tottenham are a good team and so they came back into the match. It was an open game, we had our chances, they had bigger chances of course, but if we play better football then we'll be stronger next time.

"We need to improve but for today, after three days, it finished nil-nil. I am completely satisfied for the moment, this was a good first step, I can work with this, I can work with the impressions.

"I'm not angry, it's okay for today. Nil-nil is not my dream result, but it's okay."

They next face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday, a fixture Klopp admitted he had not yet begun to contemplate.

"I'm only prepared for this game, now we have to start our preparation against Rubin Kazan. I cannot do in this situation two things," he added.

"We have to see how Rubin Kazan is in shape. I do not anything about the team, we start tomorrow, I have nothing else to do so I will be prepared when we need the information."

Liverpool midfielder James Milner echoed his new manager's thoughts.

"On another day we could have won it but I think we could have played better with the ball than we did," said the England international.

"The new manager coming in and (with his) new ideas, I thought we acquitted ourselves well and put on a good show. Disappointed not to get the three points but it's a solid start."

Despite his side's failure to break down Liverpool, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino declared himself content with his side's efforts.