Jurgen Klopp accuses Liverpool of taking a break during Arsenal defeat. The Reds were uncharacteristically sloppy in the 2-1 loss to the Gunners.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted his side may not have been fully focused after two big errors cost them in their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.
The result means Liverpool now cannot beat the Premier League record points total of 100 set by Manchester City in the 2017-18 campaign, and speaking following the game Klopp admitted his frustration with his side’s attitude in the encounter.
“Twice, a massive lack of concentration, we took a break after 1-0, especially in the first half before the goal, we were just brilliant, we had 24-3 shots, that’s incredible but these two moments killed the game for us,” the German said.
“Arsenal had no real chances, another shot in the last second, you cannot win football games when you concede goals like this. We took a break, that’s clear, lost concentration, it’s the Premier League and you cannot do that. Virgil van Dijk lost the ball but I didn’t see a lot of offers. Nobody wanted the ball. It makes no sense.”
“We have to learn from that 100%, and we will. I am not sure we never did it all season. We had sloppy moments, once, twice, maybe three times but tonight we got punished from it. It’s good on one side because we have to learn from it.”