Liverpool’s unbeaten run at Anfield finally came to an end, as Alisson Becker brought down Ashley Barnes and he made no mistake in netting his 100th league goal, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke following the result.
In a fiery affair which saw multiple moments reach boiling point. There was a number of flash points.
Especially on half-time which saw a potential red-card VAR check for Fabinho for kicking out on match-winner Barnes.
Seconds prior to this saw an animated Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche clash as they both emerged down the Anfield tunnel.
But it was the same old story for the mis-firing Liverpool, Mohammed Salah forced a brilliant save from Nick Pope and on the stroke of half time Divock Origi burst through on goal and rattled the crossbar.
Speaking to Sky Sports (via The Guardian) after the game, the 53-year-old took responsibility for the defeat, he said: “We lost a game which is actually impossible to lose, but we did it, and that’s my fault because my job is to make sure the boys have the right amount of confidence and make the right decisions.
“That obviously didn’t work out tonight as we had the ball a lot.
Liverpool’s barron run in front of goal stretches to four games and into 400 minutes.
The reigning Champions are half the force they once were and their seemingly invincibility has worn off as their four-year home record was shattered.
Klopp continued,“We created some situations, that is all OK, but in the final moment our decision-making is not right.
“That is the problem: you have the ball in the right place, then you don’t shoot, then you pass.
Tough Run For Klopp and co.
The season edges closer towards it’s conclusion and the Reds have a tough run of fixtures ahead.
Starting with a trip down the East Lancs to Old Trafford for their FA Cup Fourth Round clash with Manchester United.
Before they face two tough trips to London against Spurs and West Ham respectively.
“I’m pretty sure I said the same thing last week. If something doesn’t work you have to try harder, longer, and make better decisions.
“The things that don’t work are my fault. The things that work are the players. We’ve worked that long together now.
February spells a big month for the Champions as they clash with title favourites Manchester City and Everton, as well as a trip to the King Power to face Leicester City.
“If I make clear which movements make sense because it will hurt the opponent, and they don’t do them, then I have to make it clearer. That’s how it is.
The good thing is, we can change it, we just have to work on it. And we can’t work on tonight’s game anymore, but we can use it for the next one.
“I can’t believe we lost it, but it’s the truth and we have to accept that.” He concluded.