Liverpool have two wins, three draws, and five losses in the league since Christmas. They’ve been knocked out of the FA Cup. It’s difficult to ignore that kind of a run of poor form. And Jürgen Klopp says nobody at the club is—but that it’s not all doom and gloom.
“Nobody’s ignoring the results,” Klopp said when asked about Liverpool’s recent poor form. “But my job is to keep the good things going and if you saw the games against Liecester and Manchester City, these were not games you think we would concede seven.
“So yes we made mistakes and we speak about them but these things can happen and the performances in the other periods of the games, we need to keep that going. So the mood for the boys is absolutely okay—we’ve had better moods, of course, but it’s okay.”
Going back to the FA Cup loss to Man United on January 24th, Liverpool perhaps still haven’t been at their best, but they have played better than their results. That makes their continued poor form a different kind of difficult, but this isn’t a group that has given up.
Instead, Klopp insists, it is one that simply needs to continue to build on the foundation of the past few days—while cutting out the handful of individual errors that have led to goals against, missed chances, and dropped points in otherwise well played matches.
“We had some not so good games but in the last few we played good enough,” he added. “So in the end we don’t get the result but now it is about individual mistakes when before we didn’t play well enough. We cannot change results but we can work with that.”