Jurgen Klopp has ‘no words’ to explain Liverpool slump after ‘horrible’ start vs Wolves – ‘I’m sorry’
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he has “no words” to explain Liverpool’s ongoing slump following their 3-0 loss at Molineux against Wolves.
The Reds are enduring a horrible season as they are around the mid-table places in the Premier League.
They will have to go on a brilliant run towards the end of this campaign to earn spot in the Champions League.
But they may have to settle for a place lower in the table as they fell to another damaging defeat on Saturday afternoon. An own goal from Joel Matip broke the deadlock against Wolves.
Craig Dawson and Ruben Neves later got on the scoresheet as Julen Lopetegui’s side ran out 3-0 winners to move out of the relegation zone.
Liverpool meanwhile are tenth in the league and they are ten points adrift of the top four ahead of the remaining fixtures this weekend. They have now won just one of their past seven games across all competitions.
Klopp was pretty dumbfounded when speaking to reporters after Liverpool’s defeat to Wolves.
He apologised to the club’s supporters and he admitted that he “can’t explain” his player’s ongoing struggles.
“Conceding early goals is not unfamiliar to us but the way we conceded them today was not acceptable,” Klopp told BBC’s Match of the Day.
“When you see the whole game, throughout the game in moments we played an outstanding game without scoring and a good away game without scoring, the third goal I don’t count because it was the first time they passed the halfway line in the second half. The other two goals, going into a game with all the things we said during the week and before the game then this is the start is horrible.
“You do yourself no favours in these moments, giving easy balls away. We were passive in the two goals, everything we wanted to do was be compact and active but we were compact and passive. I can’t explain it, I think why would you do that? But they did it anyway.
“The leadership [defensively] is missing but this is not my first explanation, I really think in the specific situation we could have and should have done better.
“We have to do better in these moments by not coming to this situation in the game so not chasing the game. We didn’t finish things off properly, we missed the last pass, the intensity we played at times was good but we have put ourselves in a really average position for the two goals.
“We better change it. That’s true, 100%. I have no words for it really, I’m sorry.”
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