Klopp Remains Upbeat Despite Liverpool's FA Cup Exit
OCTOBER 26, 2022: Jurgen Klopp. UEFA Champions League match Ajax vs Liverpool — Photo by vitaliivitleo

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists there were “steps in the right direction” for his side despite their FA Cup exit with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

Kaoru Mitoma netted a 92nd minute winner for Brighton, furthering Liverpool’s pain this term, sitting down in ninth in the Premier League.

The exit is another trophy that Liverpool, who are the FA Cup holders, cannot win this term, having fallen way out of league contention.

But Klopp tried to remain upbeat after the loss to the Seagulls, who had hammered them 3-0 in the league only a few weeks ago.

“If we are in a better situation, 10 points more in the league and then you lose here at Brighton, you just say, ‘respect’,” Klopp told reporters.

“What they do is really good. But we are obviously in a situation where we constantly want to make the final step, and thats why it feels now especially bad in this moment because it didn’t happen.

“But there were, again, steps in the right direction you can imagine nobody wants to hear that anymore, I cannot hear it anymore, but it’s still right. That means we have to go from there.

“Now we play Wolves again and we will try there again and thats how it is. We have to build on these kind of things, we have to improve, we have to do better, body language with a couple of boys has to be much better, defending in the formation has to be better from a few.

“The last game here we couldnt have won, no chance. I was happy that we got more. Today, I think nobody would have been surprised if wed won this game, so it’s not, ‘How did that happen?’ So that’s good but for today and for the competition not good enough and that’s why we are out.”

Liverpool, who have only won one of their past six games in all competitions, take on Wolverhampton next in the league on Saturday.

Ben somerford
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