Jurgen Klopp labelled Liverpool’s dismal 3-0 defeat at Brighton on Saturday because the worst he has seen throughout his Anfield reign.
Klopp’s troubled aspect have been blown away within the second half by Solly March’s double and a late strike from Danny Welbeck.
Liverpool’s wretched efficiency got here sizzling on the heels of a 3-1 loss at Brentford and an FA Cup draw towards Wolves wherein they have been saved from defeat by a controversial VAR resolution.
The Reds are languishing in eighth place within the Premier League with their hopes of a top-four end fading by the week.
Klopp couldn’t imagine what he was seeing as Brighton ran his group ragged in a trend he had by no means skilled since taking cost in 2015.
“Bad. Really dangerous. I can’t keep in mind a worse recreation. It was a really organised group towards a not very organised group,” Klopp stated.
“Massively pissed off. We gave the ball away, the areas have been too huge and we couldn’t push up. That is clearly not good, particularly towards an excellent well-drilled aspect like Brighton. They obtained extra assured and we did the alternative.”
Klopp stated he had tried to modify Liverpool’s techniques in a bid to halt their poor run, however conceded the gamers didn’t deal with the modifications effectively.
“I had an thought to vary the formation which was to attempt assist the group. That was the thought. But we by no means did it correctly,” he stated.
“We should be artistic with the choices we now have. What I noticed in the present day from my group was that they have been not likely satisfied by it. That’s it.”
Andrew Robertson of Liverpool appears to be like dejected following the group’s loss to Brighton. Picture: Bryn LennonSource: Getty Images
Last season, Liverpool got here inside two wins of an unprecedented quadruple as they lifted the FA and League Cups, solely to see the Premier League title go to Manchester City after which lose the Champions League ultimate towards Real Madrid.
Klopp’s present group are a shadow of the group that almost made historical past and he admitted he’s at a loss to elucidate the distinction.
“How are you able to clarify that? The similar gamers performed excellent soccer matches but when issues aren’t correctly organised then it may appear like that,” he stated.
“We have been all the time a bit late and issues like this. If you don’t win key challenges and lose the ball too simply they’re the 2 worst issues that may occur in soccer. There is not any formation that may clear up that.
Ben Doak of Liverpool passes the ball whereas below stress from Pascal Gross of Brighton. Picture: Mike HewittSource: Getty Images
“My accountability, I do know that. To enhance that will probably be not too tough. From this recreation we are able to decide up completely nothing aside from issues that don’t work.”
Liverpool’s title hopes have been lengthy since over, however failing to qualify for the Champions League can be a hammer blow.
Asked how involved he’s by Liverpool’s plight, Klopp added: “Yeah, how will you not be after a recreation like this?
“I can’t stand right here and say it didn’t occur. Of course, we now have to be very involved about it.”
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