Klopp: Liverpool errors against Arsenal ‘make no sense’

Jo Harrison

Jurgen Klopp claimed that Liverpool were “constantly dominant” in their loss to Arsenal, backing his side to learn from the game.

Liverpool’s dreams of breaking the record points tally in a Premier League season were ended when Arsenal punished them for errors in a 2-1 defeat.

Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson Becker were culpable as Liverpool gave away their lead, conceding to Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson – with what were admittedly two of very few chances for the winners.

And Klopp admitted that the drop-offs in concentration were costly, but thinks his squad will learn from it.

Klopp told Sky Sports: “Twice, a massive lack of concentration, we took a break after 1-0, especially in the first half before the goal, we were just brilliant, we had 24-3 shots, that’s incredible but these two moments killed the game for us.

“Arsenal had no real chances, another shot in the last second, you cannot win football games when you concede goals like this.

“We took a break, that’s clear, lost concentration, it’s the Premier League and you cannot do that. Virgil van Dijk lost the ball but I didn’t see a lot of offers. Nobody wanted the ball. It makes no sense.

“We have to learn from that 100%, and we will. I am not sure we never did it all season, we had sloppy moments, once, twice, maybe three times but tonight we got punished from it. It’s good on one side because we have to learn from it.

“We were constantly dominant. It was a good game. Arsenal, they were there in two situations, I am not sure they forced them but they were there and they used them.”