Jurgen Klopp watched his side fall to defeat at Tottenham
By Alasdair Hooper – @adjhooper1992
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Jurgen Klopp believes it is time for Liverpool to put words into action and start defending properly following another horror show against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
The Reds’ backline endured a shambolic afternoon as Spurs took full advantage to win 4-1 in the Premier League encounter.
Centre-back Dejan Lovren was well off the pace – and was subsequently substituted after just 31 minutes – and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was also guilty of gifting a goal to the home side.
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Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s only goal, underlying their attacking capabilities, but the Reds’ manager acknowledged that defending remained his team’s major Achilles heel.
“It’s defensive. For the first one everybody is there apart from Roberto Firmino,” the German explained to talkSPORT.
“They throw a ball and, after the first touch, they have another two and nobody from us is really there.
“Is it defending? Yes.
“Is this possible to do differently, I would say 100 per cent.
“It’s not about not knowing how to do it. It’s about doing it.”
Despite the struggling form in defence Liverpool continued to create chances throughout the game with Philippe Coutinho coming particularly close only to be denied by a superb save from Hugo Lloris.
However, Klopp was in not interested in discussing the positives regarding his team.
“In the decisive moments Tottenham were the much better team,” the former Borussia Dortmund boss explained.
“You saw a game of two teams – one made presents, one didn’t.
“Yes we had chances but I am really not interested.”Jurgen KloppLiverpoolPremier LeagueOriginal Article