Jurgen Klopp expressed his frustration in the post-match press conference as Liverpool suffers a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Brighton.
Winger Solly March scored twice and created a third for Brighton as they dominated the game from the first to the last whistle.
Klopp on Liverpool defeat against Brighton
The Reds manager shares his disappointment after the match
“Massively frustrated. Congratulations to Brighton on a super game against a bad opponent. We were not good today. I can’t remember a good phase or period”
“Doing better than today should be easy, because this is really low point. I can’t remember a worse game,”
Despite losing 1-3 to Brentford in the last PL game on Jan 2, Klopp said he is confident about the Brighton match.
“There was no sign for this performance before the game. But that’s probably how it is sometimes. There’s nothing that I thought yesterday (Friday) or this (Saturday) morning that this could happen.”
Reds injury problems
Injury issues are also a major reason why Liverpool are unable to cope with the Top 4 race. Key players like Virgil van Dijk, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota are out with injuries at this crucial point in time.
The new Dutch signing Cody Gakpo was played as a central forward to fill the gap of Nunez. This also affected the new Liverpool’s number 18 performance against Brighton.
Moreover, this also had an adverse effect on the whole gameplay of the Merseyside giants. They were struggling to maintain possession and Brighton were quick in transitions that leads to many counterattacks.
Time to back the manager
This is a transition period that the Merseyside giants are going through. Both, the club and the fans, need to have patience at this point. Every Liverpool supporter needs to remember how the German genius turned the Reds into a title-winning side.
This is not the first time, Liverpool have gone through many difficult times in the past and have bounced back to conquer Europe. At least we are not down to playing our midfielders at the center-back positions.