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Klopp Talk: We Still Have Work To Do On Set Pieces

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The Liverpool boss says he’s satisfied with the result and the way the team played but that further improvements are necessary

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp was mostly pleased with Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. Even though the Reds once again blew their clean sheet by conceding a late goal from a corner kick (an all-too-common occurrence in recent years), Klopp told the press that the overall performance was good enough.

“For me it's really difficult to be satisfied with football games. But a 2-1 keeps you more awake than a 4-0, that's how it is. And maybe in this moment we are not experienced enough in a situation like this to feel it could be something like easy. It is not easy. It's so difficult, all these teams, all these games, it's unbelievable. You need luck, you need the players' faith and all that stuff. I've absolutely no problem with the goal we conceded tonight.”

Even so, Klopp said that the squad will continue to work on defending set pieces.

“I've absolutely no problem with the goal we conceded tonight. In general I would like to have it that nobody can score against us but the first thing we have to do is not let them create. That's difficult against us because we defend as a team quite well. Set-pieces, we already improved and we will work on it.”

Klopp also told reporters that he wasn’t surprised by other results around the Premier League— Arsenal, Tottenham, and Everton all dropped points on Saturday— and that this is to be expected in such a tough league.

“I haven't seen a weak team in the Premier League, we have to work for it. I don't care what problems the other teams have against the other teams, we will have problems and our job is to find solutions.”