Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took all the responsibility for the poor form of his side.
Liverpool lost against Burnley last night by 1-0. It was their first defeat at Anfield in the Premier League since April 2017. The 83rd minute’s penalty from Ashley Barnes sealed the 3 points for Burnley yesterday.
Liverpool was not in a convincing form recently. The defending champion failed to score in the last 4 games and a total of 438 minutes without a goal. They have gone four league games without a goal for the first time in 21 years. They are now 4th in the table with 34 points, 6 points behind the league leaders Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp’s men took 27 shots yesterday but failed to break the deadlock. After the game, Jurgen Klopp took all the responsibility. In an interview with Sky Sports, he said, “We lost the game which is pretty impossible but we did it.”
“That is my fault. It is my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings and confidence. That didn’t work out.”
“We had the ball a lot and created some situations that are OK but our final decision is not right. I said the same thing last week. When something doesn’t work you must try harder, longer, and more often and make better decisions. It didn’t work tonight.”
Klopp thinks that it is his responsibility to tell the players to move the ball in a way so that it can hurt the opponent. But he failed to do that.
“It is always my fault. If I make clear which movements make sense because it will hurt the opponent and we don’t do that then I need to make it clearer. It is not that they don’t want it. It is difficult to play against these low blocks.”- he added.
“It helps if you score the first goal but we didn’t. That changes the opponent. After not scoring for a long time not everybody feels confident.”
“I never thought of us as free-scoring. I knew we had to work hard. It is not the first time or last time it will happen in football.”
“We can only use this game for the next one. It is not because the players do not have the ability. Our decision-making is the problem. If we score in our big moments it changes things but we did not.”
Liverpool has some big games coming up. They will face Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.