Former Liverpool star calls out Jurgen Klopp for Brighton mistake – Liverpool Echo

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes Jurgen Klopp got one decision wrong in the draw with Brighton.

The Reds were forced to settle for a point in the 2-2 stalemate at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jordan Henderson opened the scoring early on for Jurgen Klopp’s side, before Sadio Mane headed Liverpool into a 2-0 lead.

However, Brighton responded with goals from Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard to see Liverpool record their fourth draw in 10 league matches this season.

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With the game poised at 2-2, Klopp waited until the 78th minute to introduce Diogo Jota in place of Roberto Firmino.

Collymore believes Klopp waited too long before bringing Jota onto the pitch, and explained why it was “asking too much” of the Portuguese to make an impact so late in the game.

“I think Diogo Jota should have come on at 60-65 minutes, and not waited until 78 minutes,” Collymore told Empire of the Kop.

“Sometimes making those little substitutions a little bit earlier, [to] force the issue.

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“Liverpool have had no issues with the striker’s scoring goals, but I always think the best time to make a substitution, in terms of coming on and making an impact in the game, is 60-65 minutes.

“At 60 minutes, you’re giving somebody half an hour-plus. At 65 minutes you’ll usually see somebody warming up to come on and make an impact.

“Seventy-eight (minutes) is probably asking a little bit too much.”