Jurgen Klopp has apologised after Liverpool reached their lowest goalscoring total in the club’s 124-year history.
The Reds have scored just 22 goals this season, and are the only club in the top half of the Premier League table to have a negative goal difference.
Twelve clubs have scored more league goals so far, while Bournemouth and Sunderland match Liverpool’s total, with only Christian Benteke (six) and Philippe Coutinho (five) scoring more than twice.
Liverpool’s previous lowest total after 20 league games was 23, reached in both the 1923/24 and 1970/71 seasons.
“First of all, sorry,” Klopp told the Daily Mirror. “The mother of all goals is the opportunities, the chances, so we have to have them and then you have to use them. We need to be more concentrated, be more greedy, be more disciplined, be more everything.
“It’s not dreamland – we have to work. We know the numbers and it’s not good but we can do better.
“We aren’t in situations enough but we are often in situations where we can score goals and we don’t use them. You need confidence, you need to run.
“We made goals in several games, six against Southampton, so we know where the goal is, that is the good thing. But we have things to work on.”