Jurgen Klopp was angry with his side’s performance after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to relegation threatened Hull, a result which has certainly ended the Red’s slim hopes of overhauling Chelsea for the title. He admitted it was Liverpool’s fault, their mistakes and that they have to change it.
After Chelsea’s victory over Arsenal in the day’s early kick-off, Liverpool are now 13-points adrift and need to concentrate on securing a Champions League place.
Saturday’s result see’s Liverpool in 4th-place level on points with Manchester City and 4-points ahead of Manchester United, who both have a-game-in-hand over Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Speaking after the game the German said: “The first half made me pretty angry, because it was not what we expected from ourselves.
“We put ourselves under massive pressure being one-nil- down. I was really angry with the first half and we were better in the second half. That is the minimal what we expect from ourselves. Now we have to take and accept criticism that will come our way.”
Liverpool dominated the possession throughout the game (72%), but could only manage 5-shots on target from 22-attempts; Hull had 7-shots in total and scored twice.
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Klopp was at a loss to explain the Red’s lacklustre performance and lack of cutting edge. “Whatever I say now cannot help, the sooner, the earlier I can watch the game again and understand the game better than I do at this moment.”
Liverpool are still without a Premier League win in 2017 and next week see’s the Anfield outfit face a Tottenham side who are unbeaten in the league in 2017, scoring 13-goals in their six-Premier League games this year.
With regards to finishing in the top-four and claiming a Champions League spot the German said: “It is not the time to talk about these things, we have to show our best and then people can judge us.”