Frustrated Klopp urges Liverpool to be ‘more clinical’

Date published: Saturday 20th August 2016 5:36

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp vented his frustration after watching his side suffer a shock 2-0 defeat at Burnley.

The Reds had many taking notice after the 4-3 win against Arsenal in their season opener, but came crashing back to down despite having 80 per cent possession at Turf Moor.

“How can I be happy with this? When we gave away the first goal they defended for their lives. Both of their strikers Andre Gray and Sam Vokes are really hard workers,” Klopp admitted to BBC Sport.

“We had absolutely no luck and everybody needs to be more clinical. We have to accept it. Burnley deserved to win with a very passionate performance. We have to say it was not enough today.”

Klopp also questioned his player’s decision making before stating that Liverpool are by no means the finished product under his stewardship.

“Our decision making was not good. We’d put in a good cross but there were no bodies in the box and then when we had bodies in the box we ended up shooting,” Klopp told Match of the Day.

“The season is still pretty young. It doesn’t look like we are 100% fine tuned. But it’s only the start of the season and I can see a lot of good things. The lesson here is don’t give the ball away like we did twice today. We will work on it 100%. We need to have a plan for deep defending teams. We have a few things to do – that is clear.”

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