Yesterday’s dismal loss to Wolverhampton left Liverpool reeling. Manager Jürgen Klopp in particular was feeling the weight of the past week as he took responsibility for the 2-1 loss at Anfield in post-match comments.
And while the German is an optimist at heart, he acknowledged that the players and technical staff are feeling pretty low right now.
“We spoke about confidence a few months ago and I said it’s a little flower. But it’s not that we are playing without confidence. I see a lot of moments where we are really still believing in our skills. If someone asks me: ‘Is this the lowest bottom or lowest point until now?’ I don’t know. But if it is then it’s a perfect point to turn because it’s not possible to go lower. It’s not the right time to talk about feeling positive and optimistic. No doubt from tomorrow onwards we will be, but in this moment we feel really bad.”
Having said that, Klopp also acknowledged that this team has it in them to turn things around.
“We played wonderful football with this squad early on in this season. It’s not years ago, it’s only a few weeks ago. It’s like having a flow and then not a flow – but it’s not right to judge. It’s a very bad moment to judge people.”
He also deflected talk of additions to the squad before the end of the transfer window.
“It’s not about not wanting (players), it’s about not getting the right players. We will not get a player we don’t want, it makes no sense.”