Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that he has in all probability “overplayed” a few of his gamers this season after they misplaced 2-1 to Leeds United on Saturday night.
The Reds have been crushed at Anfield within the Premier League for the primary time since March 2021 with Crysensio Summerville gave Jesse Marsch’s outfit a much-needed three factors.
Mo Salah’s strike cancelled out Rodrigo’s fourth-minute opener to ship the perimeters into the half-time interval on degree phrases earlier than Summerville took all three factors again to Yorkshire when he nipped in to poke the ball previous Alisson with lower than a minute of regular time to play.
Liverpool didn’t construct on their 3-0 victory over Ajax within the Champions League on Wednesday night time and that’s now back-to-back Premier League defeats for Klopp’s males, who misplaced to Nottingham Forest final weekend.
Talking after the match, Klopp instructed Sky Sports activities: “It was a set-back, completely. I believed we had a very good begin then conceded a freakish objective.
“We scored the equaliser however for some cause it didn’t give us the safety again. We struggled to regulate the sport and gave too many balls away.
“The boys tried, we had good possession and had large possibilities however, in the long run, whether it is 1-1 and also you defend the scenario across the second objective like this, you allow every thing open.
“In the long run, it was two versus one within the field they usually can end off the scenario. The issue is we can’t management this sort of recreation in the meanwhile.”
Klopp added: “On this scenario [for Leeds’ second goal] it’s unfortunate, it occurs. We had an identical scenario earlier than that we didn’t use.”
When requested how he might repair the issue, Klopp continued: “Possibly some gamers are overplayed, Harvey [Elliott] has been distinctive for us this season. He had an excellent begin however couldn’t maintain it going. Thiago has been ailing, up entrance the identical [players] play on a regular basis – they’re the three strikers we’ve got left. Now we have to combat and that’s what we should do.”
On whether or not it’s particular person errors costing his staff, Klopp replied: “A staff efficiency is at all times made up of particular person performances. One results in the opposite. You may watch this recreation utterly, you can’t defend like we did for the second objective however we did, that’s why we misplaced. In any other case, it will have been a degree and we go from there. Now we’ve got nothing and it feels utterly totally different.”
On whether or not Liverpool can recuperate from their loss to Leeds, Klopp added: “Now we have to deliver our high quality on to the pitch and we combat in opposition to it. We had issues from the primary day, damage sensible. Gamers have needed to play from the primary day. It’s our scenario and it means we’ve got to assist ourselves, and that’s what we’ll do.”
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