Jurgen Klopp Reacts to Liverpool FA Cup defeat

Stephen Killen
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The FA Cup hoodoo continues for Jurgen Klopp as the Reds bow out of the competition in the Fourth Round.

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During his tenure at Anfield, he has made it beyond the Fourth Round once.

Despite the four-match goalless run ending, the German’s side are still with just one win in seven games, in all competition.

The visitors sent out a strong starting 11 that saw just Rhys Williams and Curtis Jones as the only so-called inexperienced Reds in the line-up.

Speaking after the defeat [via The Independent], Klopp said: “There was a lot of good things and some mistakes around the goals,”

Mohammed Salah got Liverpool off to a flying start on 18 minutes with his delicate chip over Dean Henderson.

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But Mason Greenwood’s strike restored parity some seven minutes later.

For the first goal we had no protection, we wanted it too much.” He continued.

Minutes after the restart, Marcus Rashford pounced on Williams’ mistake to fire the hosts in front.

Salah’s 112th Liverpool goal became his 113th for the Reds as he levelled.

The German Head Coach admitted: “If you want to win here you have to be absolutely top and we were not.”

But 10 minutes from time, Bruno Fernandes fired home a free-kick to send Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

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Klopp continued:”Things like this should not happen but they can happen. We had too many players in a receiving position. “It’s not what we wanted. We made a lot of steps in the right direction. Start of the game was good, made decisive mistakes around the first goal. We lost the ball on the counter. Not the first one. We wanted to score, that’s good. So it’s all OK, but they scored 3.”

“We had problems on the counter-attack, it was intense.” He said.

followed by “If we don’t score for a while, it is not good for the confidence. It’s all about how we deal with it.”

To finish off the German manager closed thing by saying: “We are really in this situation but you don’t have to worry about us. We are in this together 100%. No-one thinks about what has happened in the last few years we just try to win games.”

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The quick turnaround for Reds sees them travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday.

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