Jurgen Klopp delivers honest verdict on Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Wolves
The Liverpool manager accepts responsibility for the Merseyside club's exit in the FA Cup on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool played really badly in their 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Championship side made an early breakthrough at Anfield after Wolves defender Richard Stearman scored inside the first minute from a set-piece to silence the home supporters.
Austria international Andreas Weimann made it 2-0 four minutes before half-time with a goal as the attacking midfielder showed composure to round Loris Karius before slotting the ball into the empty net.
Klopp brought on Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can in the second half in search of an unlikely comeback as Liverpool continued to flounder in front of goal.
Divock Origi managed to halve the deficit with five minutes remaining but Wolves clung on to secure a famous win at Anfield and leave Liverpool without a win in five games ahead of the visit of Manchester United.
Speaking to BT Sport after Liverpool’s shock result at Anfield in the fourth round, Klopp accepted responsibility for the Merseyside club’s exit.
“It was a very bad performance,” Klopp said.
“It started bad and didn’t really get better. There’s not a lot of good things to say. It was difficult to explain.”
Klopp added: “I am responsible. It is not allowed to blame a single player.
“It is my responsibility. I am responsible for this performance – 100 per cent.”
Liverpool have only managed to win one of their last eight games in 2017 so far, including three defeats in the last eight days.
The Merseyside outfit will host Premier League leaders Chelsea in their next top-flight fixture at Anfield on Tuesday night.