Jurgen Klopp believes the home defeat to Chelsea has dented his side’s chances of finishing in the top four.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s 1-0 home loss to Chelsea is a “massive blow” to the Reds top four hopes.
Mason Mount scored the winning goal in the 42nd minute when Chelsea won at Anfield for the first time since 2014.
The result leaves Liverpool four points behind the top four and in dire need of a goal at home.
They haven’t been able to score at Anfield in over ten hours and it didn’t look like they were doing it against Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Liverpool failed to register a shot on goal until the final ten minutes. Even then, they didn’t test goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Reacting to the defeat, Klopp told Sky Sports (via BBC Sport): “The individual quality of Mason Mount in that moment made the difference. It was a tight game, intense game. Both teams invested a lot.
“They had the goal they scored which was offside. The second half another counter attack, we had more situations around, the great one with Sadio Mane and other situations where we did not score.
“You have to defend differently and we didn’t do well there. There are a lot of things out there you have to consider. In the end, we conceded one goal, we made the mistake there.
“The other was offside and you can say it was good defending but with all the possession we had you need to have more chances. Everything was really good until the final pass.
“Unfortunately, we cannot say it is only at home. It is not about Anfield, it is in general, too often. In the decisive moments, we have to improve. We have to show our quality in these moments and we don’t do that often enough.”
Liverpool’s next game is against Fulham on Sunday, and Klopp will be desperate for a reaction.