Once again, Liverpool failed miserably defensively, getting embarrassed by Tottenham at Wembley. Mohamed Salah got one back in the 24th minute, while Spurs were already 2-0 up, but things didn’t get any better of the Reds, who lost 4-1(!).
It is difficult to talk about this game because I do not want to create headlines which won’t help us
Jurgen Klopp said in the Press conference after the match. Asked about Dejan Lovren, whom he substituted 31 minutes into the game, the German preferred to downplay the whole thing.
Actually I really don’t want to blame players and Dejan was no worse, to be honest, than Joel [Matip]. The problem was defending in all parts. Everything that happened was so obvious… you cannot get results with performances like this
the Liverpool manager said.
We have to prove we are better defenders than we are today. The only way to fix it is to stay strong. The first goal would not happen if I am on the pitch, in my trainers
Klopp also said. Liverpool are now sitting 9th in the Premier League table, 12 whole points behind leaders Manchester City, lower than teams like newly-promoted Newcastle United and Burnley(!).