Wednesday 26 September 2018

'The whole game was pretty much all our fault' - Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp said his Liverpool players have nobody to blame but themselves for their Wembley humbling.

Klopp's men suffered more defensive woe as they were swept aside 4-1 by a rampant Tottenham.

Sloppy defending saw the Reds trail 2-0 after 12 minutes, with the second goal coming when Dejan Lovren missed a headed clearance on the halfway line, allowing two-goal Harry Kane to run in behind and set up Son Heung-min.

Klopp felt he could have dealt with the situation had he been on the pitch.

"The whole game was pretty much all our fault," he told Sky Sports.

"We made it much too easy for them. The first goal was a little throw-in and we were not really there. The second goal was from a counter-attack, when the ball passed Dejan it was already too late.

"If you were to shoot the ball another 500 times I'm pretty sure Dejan Lovren gets the ball.

"I don't want to say too much but if I'm involved in this situation on the pitch then Harry cannot get the ball.

"Coming back into the game with the goal we had our chances, but it's nothing to talk about today."

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