Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to keep fighting after Leeds 'setback'

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has actually gotten in touch with his gamers to stick and battle their method through their difficulties this season.

The Reds was up to their very first Premier League defeat in front of an Anfield crowd in nearly 5 years on Saturday as they were bested 2-1 by Leeds United, with an 89th-minute strike from Crysencio Summerville bringing Virgil van Dijk’s house league record to an end at 70 video games.

The defeat leaves Liverpool ninth in the league table, closer to the transfer zone than the leading 4 after 12 video games, and Klopp yielded his side are far from their finest today.

“It was a setback, absolutely,” he informed Sky Sports. “I believed we had a truly excellent start then yielded a freakish objective.

“We scored the equaliser however for some factor it didn’t provide us the security back. We had a hard time to manage the video game and provided a lot of balls away.

“The boys tried, we had good possession and had big chances but, in the end, if it is 1-1 and you defend the situation around the second goal like this, you leave everything open.

“In completion, it was 2 versus one in package and they can round off the circumstance. The issue is we cannot manage this kind of video game at the minute.”

Asked how to fix his side’s current issues, Klopp directed the attention towards his side’s injury struggles, insisting a lot of his top players simply have not had the time to get back to their best form because of a hectic schedule and a thin squad.

“Maybe some gamers are overplayed, Harvey [Elliott] has actually been extraordinary for us this season,” Klopp began. “He had an excellent start however could not keep it going. Thiago has actually been ill, in advance the exact same [players] play all the time – they are the 3 strikers we have actually left. We need to battle which is what we need to do.

“A team performance is always made up of individual performances. One leads to the other. You can watch this game completely, you cannot defend like we did for the second goal but we did, that’s why we lost. Otherwise, it would have been a point and we go from there. Now we have nothing and it feels completely different.

“We need to bring our quality on to the pitch and we battle versus it. We had issues from the very first day, injury smart. Players have actually needed to play from the very first day. It’s our circumstance and it suggests we need to assist ourselves, which is what we will do.”

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