Jurgen Klopp: What Liverpool have to do after difficult moments
The Liverpool manager talks up his squad's confidence despite 3-2 loss to Swansea City ahead of EFL Cup clash
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool still have 100 per cent belief despite their poor run of results in 2017 – so far.
The Merseyside outfit lost 3-2 to Premier League strugglers Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon after Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a 74th-minute winner at Anfield.
Liverpool fought back from 2-0 down to get to 2-2 thanks to Roberto Firmino’s quick-fire brace but the hosts were unable to kick on and score a late winner.
The Reds have failed to win a Premier League game in 2017 so far after successive 1-1 stalemates with Sunderland and Manchester United before their 3-2 loss to Swansea.
Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at St Mary’s following Nathan Redmond’s first-half winner.
Speaking at his post-match media conference ahead of the visit of Southampton in the second leg, Klopp discussed what Liverpool must do following their Swansea setback.
“Mentally, here that of course is important,” Klopp said.
“I have no problem with this. That is of course a hard way; when you win 10 games in a row, you are flying and it is easy to believe.
“When you are in the difficult moments, that’s when you have to stay on track and still believe, and that is what we see.
“We as a team, 100 per cent no doubt we still have belief.”
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.