Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed the main reason behind his team’s sudden loss to Southampton 0-1, on Monday, at the end of the 17th round of the English Premier League.
“I was disappointed with the start of the match (after Southampton scored an early goal in the second minute) and the time we spent getting into the atmosphere of the match. The problem is not in the early goal only. Congratulations to Southampton, they deserve,” Klopp said in statements to the BBC. the win”.
The German coach added, “Everyone knows what can be expected of them (Southampton). You should not be surprised, but we did the opposite.”
“In the beginning we lost the ball and we should have played a lot better. With the starting whistle, we played the way the opponent needed. Southampton tried really hard and we made the wrong decisions. This is what happens when you are not at your level. We should have created a lot of chances.”
And he added, “We have distinguished players, but they were not ready from the start. Sadio Mane should have received a penalty kick, and there was a handball (at the Southampton player), I have no idea about it.”
Klopp added, “This is not an excuse for our performance, but you can count on a penalty kick because it is within the rules of the game. Now we have to show a reaction.”
With this loss, Liverpool stuck at 33 points in the top of the league, shared with Manchester United, who has the same balance of points and has a game in hand.