Jurgen Klopp: Why I’m angry with my Liverpool players

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp slams the Reds players after a 2-0 loss at West Ham United

Jurgen Klopp described his anger at Liverpool’s performance in a 2-0 defeat by West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.

The Reds fell behind in the 10th minute after West Ham exposed Liverpool on the break and Michel Antonio beat Simon Mignolet with a powerful header.

What makes me angry is that we had an opportunity to play fighting football

Jurgen Klopp

The visitors struggled to get a foothold in the clash in east London and Christian Benteke was unable to extend his goal-scoring run to three games.

Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll sealed three points for the Hammers with a 55th-minute header to condemn the Reds to their third defeat in four away games.

Speaking to BBC Sport following Saturday’s loss, Klopp didn’t hold back in his assessment of Liverpool’s underwhelming performance at Upton Park.

“It was not enough from my team today because in the decisive moments we were there but we were not there,” Klopp said.

“All the TV stations now tell me that the situation with Alberto Moreno was a foul, but we didn’t react right in this situation. There was no whistle. We have to avoid the cross.

“What makes me angry is that we had an opportunity to play fighting football but we scored no goal today.

“It’s our responsibility. I told the players immediately after the game: summary – not enough. If you know in the other team there’s Andy Carroll, how can you allow crosses?”

Liverpool face Premier League leaders Arsenal in their next game at Anfield on 13 January.

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The Reds have won just five of their 12 Premier League games since Klopp was appointed at Anfield.

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