Liverpool are suddenly at risk of being left behind in the race for UEFA Champions League spots after a dismal 2-0 home loss to rivals Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool were hardly helped by an early injury to skipper Jordan Henderson but the defeat leaves them down in sixth on the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, after four straight losses.
“We conceded a completely unnecessary first goal and we should not forget that,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said.
“That’s a big part of the game. There were two big parts. You have to defend and we have to score.
“In one situation we didn’t defend well enough, so they could score, we made a mistake if you want.
“We didn’t use their mistakes or we didn’t use the things we created and that’s why we have the result.”
Speaking about Henderson’s injury which forced him off in the 30th minute, Klopp added: “Its the groin/adductor region and nobody in the medical department was positive about it.
“It doesnt look good, but we have to wait, of course, for the scan tomorrow, hopefully.”
Elsewhere on Saturday, Chelsea could only manage a 1-1 draw with Southampton who are winless in their past seven games.
Struggling Fulham breathed life into their survival hopes with a 1-0 victory over bottom club Sheffield United, while Burnley and 10-man West Bromwich drew 0-0.