Klopp admits importance of Liverpool transfer window

Date published: Thursday 19th May 2016 8:33

Jurgen Klopp admits the summer transfer window is of utmost importance to Liverpool this year.

The Reds slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final, despite Daniel Sturridge handing them a first-half lead.

Kevin Gameiro equalised for the Spaniards, while Coke struck twice against Klopp’s shell-shocked side as they spurned an opportunity to win their first silverware since 2012.

Klopp believes Liverpool required more luck when speaking after the game, and told Sky Sports that the officials incorrectly called four “decisive decisions”.

“Today there were four decisive, obvious decisions and all were against us. In a final when it’s close you need a little luck and we didn’t have it. If it was 2-0 at half-time it’s different,” he said.

“We will come back stronger for sure.

“There were a few moments we’ve over-performed and the boys have been great. But you need consistency, you need more. Some day people will say Basel was a very important moment for the future of Liverpool FC.

“The first half was okay. Sevilla were playing a lot of long ball to avoid our pressing game. Obviously the first goal had a big impact on our team. We lost faith in our style of play. We lost our formation. It wasn’t compact anymore. I’ve had this problem one or two times.

“Of course, the team will be a little bit different next year. We’ll do something with transfers that’s clear. I’m sure we’ll again be in a final and again have decisive moments and we’ll have to do better.

“We have to work on it, it’s not a wonder or something, it’s pure work.”

You can read 16 conclusions on the match here.

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