Liverpool lost 1-0 to Brighton after an extremely flat performance.
The Reds got what they deserved after a Steven Alzate goal from a cross Liverpool just didn’t defend properly. Getting a result out of this game would not have done justice to how poor the performance was.
Jürgen Klopp wasn’t exactly thrilled.
“We played against really good opposition, that’s clear”, BBC Sport report the Liverpool manager as saying.
“We looked mentally not fresh. They deserved to win. We wanted to play better and more convincing. We lost too many balls in promising situations. I know the boys can play pass A to B but today B did not seem reachable.
“We had a really tough week. Brighton is a football-playing team.
“We were not fresh tonight and that’s when you have to find a way. Each player can play better than they did tonight. I know them, it’s not because they didn’t want to. Something else must be the reason.
“If we make too many chances we lose rhythm. That leads to the situation where Brighton beat Liverpool and deserve it.
“You saw what went wrong, it’s more about why? The only explanation now is that we are a fatigued team, mentally more or less. That leads to not the maximum freshness in your legs. Brighton deserved to win, they played well, they did well.
“We had our moments but they deserved to win. They are a good football side. We had to defend with a lot of running, there is no formation in the world where you are always in the right place. The best way to defend against a team like that is to keep the ball yourself but we couldn’t do it tonight.
“The only thing we can do is use the things that happen and learn from them. The solution is always the players. It has been a tough week and tonight it was not enough. City are flying and we have to find solutions.”
Look, Liverpool were bad here. Really bad. Those “solutions” need finding yesterday.