David Wagner says “the quality side won” after Huddersfield were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Tuesday, but did praise the hard work of his team.
The Terriers looked scrappy at the John Smith’s Stadium and despite two good chances in the first half, were unable to produce any in the second period as they fell to defeat.
Following the game, Wagner accepted Liverpool – managed by his close friend Jurgen Klopp – were the better side but did have praise for his team.
“It was hard work and the guys worked very hard. There is no doubt that this was a deserved defeat,” he said.
“The quality side has won today. Against a team of this quality the important situations have to go in your favour to be successful.”
Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool
Wagner’s side are now one point above the bottom three, who all have a game in hand, but the German kept his club’s plight in perspective.
“I see effort, I see a commitment and attitude, togetherness – everything you need at first,” Wagner added. “Confidence is not the highest. If you have a lot of defeats there is no question about that.
“The good thing is we don’t like where we are and we have this period where we don’t collect points, but we are not surprised. This is not unexpected and this makes it possible to manage.
“This means we lift our heads, meet in the morning for work and prepare for Saturday, Manchester United at Old Trafford.”
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