Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp couldn’t believe his team managed to lose after having 27 shots in the game, but he took responsibility.
Klopp has taken the blame for Liverpool’s surprising 1-0 loss to Burnley on Thursday night and said: “It’s always my fault.”
The Reds 68-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League at Anfield ended in dramatic fashion when Ashley Barnes’ late penalty saw the Reds stay six points behind leader Manchester United at the top of the table.
Liverpool had 27 shots in the match, the most in any of their games this season, but have yet to score a league goal in 2021 and are five league games without a win.
“We lost the game which is pretty impossible but we did it,” Klopp said to Sky Sports.
“That is my fault. It is my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings and confidence. That didn’t work out.
“We had the ball a lot and created some situations that are OK but our final decision is not right. I said the same thing last week. When something doesn’t work you must try harder, longer and more often and make better decisions. It didn’t work tonight.”
Liverpool started the match without Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson among others, but the pressure is mounting on Merseyside after a series of lackluster performances.
“It is always my fault,” Klopp added. “If I make clear which movements make sense because it will hurt the opponent and we don’t do that then I need to make it clearer. It is not that they don’t want it. It is difficult to play against these low blocks.
“It helps if you score the first goal but we didn’t. That changes the opponent. After not scoring for a long time not everybody feels confident.
Liverpool will need to find their rhythm soon with a series of big games, starting with Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.