Jurgen Klopp admitted that “gets angry” when after his side suffered a shock loss to Southampton, Liverpool failed to meet his expectations. When he expertly lofted over goalkeeper Alisson Becker for a 1-0 victory on Monday night, Danny Ings put paid to the Premier League title hopes of his former club.
Liverpool had most of the possession at St. Mary’s, but their first shot on goal did not come until the 75th minute when they failed to score for the second consecutive game. Liverpool failed to score again (Michael Steele/PA) The defending champions remain ahead of Manchester United on goal difference at the top of the table, but Klopp knows his players need to quickly find their shape. “I know they are great guys, super guys, fantastic footballers, but tonight they were not good,” said the boss of the Reds. “When I think they should have done better, I get angry, not for long, but I get angry. They know that. Just because they’ve won something in the past doesn’t mean you always do. “We have to work through it. The boss responds to the loss at St. Mary’s yesterday. pic.twitter.com/1I2Iordc3T- Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 5, 2021 “The boss reacts to yesterday’s defeat at St. Mary’s. pic.twitter.com/1I2Iordc3T- Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 5, 2021 ” It’s all our fault, my fault in particular, but the boys have had their hand in it and we’ve got to change that. You play with fire when you put yourself in a situation like tonight, against an opponent like Southampton. “When you put yourself in a situation like tonight, against an opponent like Southampton, you play with fire. ” No, you’re doing it because they can’t take it because you put them under too much pressure. Southampton was on the verge, but we helped them. That’s all. Tonight we weren’t good enough. “No, you do that because you put them under so much pressure they can’t handle it. Southampton were on the brink, but we helped them. That’s all. We weren’t good enough tonight. ” Quite interesting.#PL pic.twitter.com/vGXNv6SLDn- Premier League (@premierleague) January 4, 2021Southampton climbed into the top six with the victory, just four points behind the leaders of the league. Just two of their last 15 Premier League games – Manchester United and Manchester City home defeats – have been lost by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, and he was pleased that his team had managed to beat one of the biggest Premier League games We had an excellent attitude, maybe more than them,” said the Saints manager, “but I don’t think we just gave up and tried to turn it around until the end, but I think we proved that winning against teams like that is possible and we did it against the best team. The positive thing is that you don’t have to score against this team, so I think these were bonus points to take away and, above all, they did it against the best team.