Klopp 'Frustrated and Disappointed' as Liverpool's Poor Form Continues

Klopp 'Frustrated and Disappointed' as Liverpool's Poor Form Continues
Ssc Napoli vs Liverpool Fc - Jurgen Klopp head coach of Fc Liverpool — Photo by canno73

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is “very frustrated and very disappointed” after his side suffered another poor defeat, losing 3-0 to Wolverhampton on Saturday.

The Reds were 2-0 down within 12 minutes after a Joel Matip own goal and Craig Dawson’s strike, before rallying in the second half, only for Ruben Neves to finish off Adama Traore’s good work for a third goal in the 71st minute.

“Very frustrating, very disappointing,” Klopp said. “The start into the game was horrible, absolutely horrible; it was the opposite of what we wanted to do.

“The first 12 minutes, 2-0 down, is absolutely never helpful, but especially in our situation. It is absolutely not allowed to happen. Not for being passive, not for doing what we did in these moments.

“Then we started extremely well in the second half. The first 25-30 minutes of the second half was brilliant, was a super away game without scoring and then they scored the third goal from a counter-attack and the rest is then getting it over the line, pretty much.

“We caused that misery with the first 12 minutes but that’s really tough to swallow.”

The loss means Liverpool are 10th after 20 games and winless from their past four league games.

“It’s really difficult to summarise,” Klopp said when asked about Liverpool’s form. “The team is not full of confidence, you can see that the first 12 minutes were obvious, but it was about defending, being compact, being active.

“Do you need a lot of confidence for that? I am not so sure. Put your body between the ball and the opponent, block the ball and these kind of things, avoid the cross.

“You saw Stefan Bajcetic full of confidence, he plays football for as long as we kept him on the pitch. All the others, started a bit different, but second half, with low-confidence levels, playing this kind of game, I think nobody would have been surprised if we scored here.

“We caused the problems ourselves, how can that happen? I cannot always cover things, it was obvious we do it in public, that’s why everyone can see it.”

Ben somerford
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