Jurgen Klopp takes blame for Burnley loss

Jurgen Klopp takes blame for Burnley loss

Liverpool suffered their first home defeat in the Premier League since April 2017 as they went down 1-0 against Burnley on Thursday night.

Ashley Barnes' late penalty was all the Clarets needed to record their first win at Anfield in 46 years, and it saw Liverpool lose some ground in the title race. 

Speaking after the match, coach Jürgen Klopp offered an honest assessment, saying he was not sure what was ailing his team. 

The Reds have not scored in four running matches, with their performances questionable as well. 

"Look, how silly would that be if I sit here now, losing against Burnley, didn't score for the last three or four games – I don't know exactly – and now I talk about the title race? How silly would that be? It's just we have to win football games – it was always like this," he said.

Adding: "For this we have to score goals, there is no doubt about it. That's what we have to change and have to do better. If things don't work, you have to work harder, do the right things more often, longer and more consistently, all these kinds of things. But not talking like it is an easy situation, it's not.

"It shows a lot of things. It's incredible how consistent the boys were but that was never something that anybody should have taken for granted because now we see they are all human beings, that's how it is. And now I have to make clear about what we have to do in the right moments and then we will score goals again,"

The German took the blame for the team's frailties in the final third, having failed to score in the last four matches. 

"They have the right information, they get the right information, but when I say it is my fault maybe I was not convincing enough, I could not give enough confidence, that's my job as well. I cannot say we are not confident enough and then say, 'I don’t know why that happened,"

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