Video - Klopp fumes as Liverpool are dumped out of FA Cup
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side did not deserve to go out of the FA Cup after West Ham snared a last minute winner in a dramatic fourth round replace at Upton Park.
Angelo Ogbonna struck in the last minute of extra time as West Ham secured a dramatic 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool.
The fourth-round replay was heading for a penalty shoot-out when centre-half Ogbonna, thrust into attack as a final throw of the dice, headed in the winner.
West Ham can now look forward to a fifth-round trip to Blackburn after a youthful Liverpool side were eventually sent tumbling out.
Michail Antonio had given the hosts the lead, only for Philippe Coutinho to reply for the Reds just after half-time.
But Ogbonna made it an uncomfortable evening to be a losing manager, with Klopp left to fume at a defeat just a few days after he had his appendix removed.
"It’s hard. We were the better team, created chances and played good football, but we didn’t use them," said Klopp (below).
"There were lots of decisions that on a better day I’d say were funny decisions. I don’t think it was a free-kick [the decision that led to the winning goal] but I’d have to see it again.
"It’s not easy because we were only here to win. You don’t have to show your best, you just have to go to the next round. The door was wide open for us because we did well but it was not enough. We have to carry on and fight to the next game."
West Ham manager Slevan Bilic expressed very different emotions, as his FA Cup dream continued for another round at least:
"I can explain my feelings, and I can't at the same time. It is great, for me a really great game of football," stated Bilic.
"It was a classic FA Cup tie. It will go into the history of West Ham's greatest games. Liverpool, last season at Upton Park, night kick-off, goal in the last minute. And we deserved it, I am very proud of the guys. They left their heart on the pitch.
"The goal came as the cherry on the pie of his [Angelo Ogbonna] game. He was magnificent as a centre-half.
"They made the fans proud of them and we want to progress even further. If we produce a performance like this then we are capable of beating any team in England."