Klopp makes Sturridge claim after Liverpool grab Chelsea draw

Jurgen Klopp thought Liverpool deserved their 1-1 draw against Chelsea and that goalscorer Daniel Sturridge has “always been” in his thoughts.

Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead in the first-half before Daniel Sturridge grabbed a share of the spoils in the last minute of normal time.

“What a game, a spectacular football game,” Klopp told BBC Sport.

“It was so deserved for Daniel [Sturridge], a really nice moment and I’m so happy for him.

“I think we made one mistake in the game leading to their goal. It’s difficult. We had chances, we played fantastic football. I love to win, but getting a point at Chelsea is good anyway. You can see how good Chelsea are but its nice to see it again.

“I know we deserved that point at least so I’m happy with that.”

On Sturridge, Klopp added: “Daniel has always been in my thoughts, but he was never able to prove it [before West Brom loan].

“We thought West Brom was a good idea for him to get minutes under his belt again, and when he came back, he was an option for us.

“It has paid off for him, it’s nice and absolutely deserved.”