Post-Match Quotes: Klopp admits Liverpool weren’t great

Post-Match Quotes: Klopp admits Liverpool weren't great

Post-Match Quotes: Klopp admits Liverpool weren't great

LFC - Back On Our Perch rounds up the best post-match quotes, after another disappointing afternoon at Anfield, which saw Liverpool slip to third in the table after a 1 - 0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his side did not deserve to win their game against Crystal Palace, after watching his side produce another lacklustre performance at Anfield.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Klopp commented,

"The stats in the first half won't be as great as the stats in the second half. I think that was pretty obvious we didn't play a good first half. We wanted a reaction and we saw a reaction. It wasn't a fully convinced team on the pitch. It's a really difficult one. We weren't great. Crystal Palace had far too many football moments where we ran in the wrong direction. In more than 20 years when you watch my teams, the press and counter press is pretty good, some days it is outstanding."

"In the first half, it was nothing and then we were 1-0 down. Second half, we tried to change the formation and dynamic that wasn't tricky for Crystal Palace. You could stand here on another day and see the same balls go in and we're talking about a 4-1 win, but football doesn't work like that."

Asked if he thought today's result was a hangover from the Atalanta defeat last week, Klopp was non-commital,

"A hangover from the Atalanta defeat?: "I really don't know, I couldn't say that. I would say with the chances we had, we were really unlucky. What could Darwin do with his chance or Mo. Good defending from Mitchell. In the second half, Crystal Palace were lucky we didn't punish them but that's why we are stood here with no points and Crystal Palace have three."

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson, speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle,

"It's been the story of the last few games and that's why we have been punished in these games. We are struggling to keep clean sheets right now. I don't know how many we have had in the last 10 or 15 games but it won't be many. When you do that you have to take chances. As simple as that."

"The boys in front of goal have to do better. But the boys at the back, as defensive unit as a whole, we have to do better. Which isn't a great thing for success So frustrating today. So many chances. First half I thought we were poor and they were in top and could have been more than 1-0 up. Second half we had enough chances to win two or three games."

On what has happened to the team in recent weeks, 

"It's only really been lately. We've not been as clinical in front of goal since we came back from international duty. Which when you are going for titles and trophies is not a great thing to have. We are obviously off the boil in front of goal. No goals at Anfield is very rare and we have punished for it which at this stage of the season you cannot really do.

"Now obviously the teams about us will win games. But today is done and there's a lot of regrets in the dressing room which we didn't want. We have to move on and that's the only thing all we can do now."

On why the players didn't respond after the Atalanta defeat?

"'m not sure. The crowd were anxious today, and rightly so the way we were passing the ball, giving it away and giving chances. Maybe we reacted to that. Maybe players who aren't as experienced at being in a title race."

"But we're all quality players and that's why you are at Liverpool and you have to deal with that pressure. Second half we were better but we didn't take them. All the strikers had a chance and if you don't take them you get punished."

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