Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted his aspect are wanting ‘mentally drained’ after they have been dealt a shocking 1-Zero defeat by Brighton at Anfield
Steven Alzate struck a deserved winner for Graham Potter’s Seagulls to depart the Reds seven factors behind league leaders Manchester City, having additionally performed a sport extra.
The consequence means Klopp’s aspect haven’t gained at dwelling since December 16, they usually have now failed to attain in three consecutive video games at Anfield for the primary time since October 1984.
Klopp admitted after the sport he’ll now examine why his ‘unconvincing’ crew failed to interrupt down Brighton over 90 poor minutes.
“I’m dissatisfied, nothing to smile about actually,” stated Klopp. “It’s a tricky one to take.
“A extremely powerful week – two away video games, two very intense video games – and tonight we seemed actually like we weren’t recent sufficient mentally and bodily.
“There have been numerous moments the place we gave the ball away too simply; in moments the boys seemed drained mentally.
“I do know they will cross the ball from A to B, nevertheless it didn’t occur; we made it simple for Brighton however in addition they did very well.
“Brighton deserved to win, little doubt about it.
“For me, it’s extra necessary to seek out an evidence for why we misplaced this sport and perceive what occurred right here tonight. We didn’t look convincing.”
Klopp’s aspect missed the thrust and inventiveness of Sadio Mane, whom the supervisor will hope has recovered from a muscle harm in time for the go to of Manchester City on Sunday, as Liverpool can not afford one other off-day towards the league leaders.
Defeat dropped Liverpool to fourth, whereas Brighton are actually ten factors away from the underside three.