Saiss left disappointed after tight Liverpool defeat

Romain Saiss was left feeling disappointed after Wolves’ defeat to Liverpool in a game in which his team pushed the ‘world champions’ all the way and were unfortunate to not get a positive result from the contest.

The versatile Moroccan came off the bench in place of Ruben Neves midway through the second-half and had an opportunity to get Wolves back into the game but also believed Pedro Neto’s equalising goal – which was ruled out by VAR due to an apparent offside by Jonny in the build-up – should have been allowed to stand in what was Wolves’ second game in two days after Friday night’s victory over Manchester City at Molineux.

On defeat at Anfield

“It’s disappointing because I think we deserved more. With the effort we’ve done, the goal we scored, because I think for me it’s a goal. I was on the bench with the screen in front of me and I couldn’t see the offside.

“I was watching the screen for five minutes trying to find the offside, but it was impossible to find it, but this is the football – unfortunately.

“But we can be proud of our game, two days after a big game against Man City – it was not easy to come here. We tried to get points and to show a good mentality, a good attitude, this team and this club, and we did it.”

On coming close to getting a result

“I think they were struggling a little bit at the end because the same team played three days ago against Leicester, so maybe they were tired.

“We tried to push them until the end. We had some chances, but we have to be more clinical in this situation because we could have got a better result.”

On playing twice in 45 hours

“We knew it would be tough because we played the two best teams in this league, but I think we did well. We can see all the players are involved in these two games. We had four changes today and everybody played well.

“It’s good for the team and for the staff to know everybody’s ready to play in this team, and now we have to recover to be ready for Wednesday.”

On switching between defence and midfield

“It’s not really hard now because I think I know the two positions. I know what the coach wants when I play midfield or centre-back, but I just try to do my best for the team and help the team.

“Fortunately, today I had one chance, so I can do better, but this is football. I hope next time is better for me and the shot goes inside the goal.”

On aims for 2020

“I hope maybe the same, maybe more, but if we can do the same I think it would be perfect. Also, we know this league is hard, and now with the Europa League, the objective is to do similar in 2020 or better. I hope better.

“We’re going to work on this until the end of the season because I think we have an exciting end of the season to play.”