Jurgen Klopp: How Liverpool can become stronger in title race
The Reds manager wants his Liverpool players to learn from their 4-3 loss to Bournemouth last weekend
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can become stronger in the title race if his Reds players learn from their 4-3 loss to Bournemouth last weekend.
The Reds squandered a two-goal cushion twice to conceded three goals in the final 16 minutes at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and four points adrift of leaders Chelsea after Antonio Conte’s side were 3-1 winners against title rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The Merseyside outfit have only lost twice in the Premier League this season after a 2-0 defeat by Sean Dyche’s Burnley side at Turf Moor in their second game of the campaign.
Liverpool managed to go on an 11-game unbeaten run after that setback as Klopp’s side established themselves as Premier League title contenders.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website about their disappointing 4-3 loss to Bournemouth, Klopp explained how his Reds players must respond.
“We know about our situation, in a good and a bad perspective, so everything is good,” Klopp said.
“At the moment, there is nothing I can say which is smart enough [to pretend] that the result is not like it is. We have to accept it. But we are responsible for this result, that’s for sure – and that’s what I told the boys.
“So, when we are responsible for this result we can be responsible for positive results because everybody could see, in the better moments everybody could see we were the clear better team.
“Maybe we should [be] against Bournemouth, but it is not an easy place to play and we did it really well, but not until the end – and that’s our fault, nobody else’s. That’s what we have to learn.
“On the way like we are, there is no easy [way] – it is not without knocks, but in these moments you can get stronger. That’s what we will be after this experience – and in the next game, we can already show that.”
Liverpool will host Slaven Bilic’s struggling West Ham United side in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.