Jurgen Klopp admitted defeat at struggling Bournemouth was a “big knock” for Liverpool and pointed to poor away kind as the explanation behind their inconsistent Premier League marketing campaign.
The Reds had been introduced again all the way down to earth as Philip Billing scored the one aim of the sport to offer the Cherries a 1-0 win, six days on from Liverpool’s 7-0 thrashing of fierce rivals Manchester United.
Mohamed Salah shanked a second-half penalty extensive to sum up a poor show on a moist and windy south-coast afternoon, with Liverpool lacking out on an opportunity to interrupt into the highest 4 forward of the second leg of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
“There is a lot to go for but today is not the moment to talk about that,” Klopp stated after the sport.
“This game was a massive knock. You know how it is with knocks, you have to take them and see how big the scars are and go from there.”
Only Arsenal and Manchester City, the league’s prime two sides, have a greater residence document than Liverpool – however they’ve received simply three of their 13 video games away from Anfield, dropping seven.
“Concerned? Yes, I see it,” Klopp stated on his aspect’s performances on the highway.
“In the home games we are in the top four but in the away games we are not even in Europe, there is always a reason and our away results is for sure (the reason).
“It was a big strength for us in the last year, it made a real difference, but that is how it is.
“We get a penalty, miss the penalty and it looked a little bit for me that if we score there it would give us a proper boost but we didn’t and then you could see we were in a bit of a rush, we didn’t create enough. We lost the game and it is very, very, very frustrating.”
Bournemouth had been two objectives up at league leaders Arsenal final week solely to succumb to a stoppage-time defeat however their response right here was admirable.
Billing turned in a cross from the vigorous Dango Ouattara to place the hosts forward simply earlier than the half-hour they usually staunchly defended their benefit.
“We thoroughly deserved it and I’m really pleased for the boys,” stated head coach Gary O’Neil.
“Performances in the past three games against top opposition have been very good. The stuff that has gone against us recently, we were due for something to go our way, definitely.
“To concede the late goal at Arsenal and show what they are made of, I was asked if they would have any hangovers from what happened at Arsenal, that (performance) was your answer.”
O’Neil’s aspect had been little question buoyed by the return of David Brooks to a matchday squad for the primary time in 525 days, the Wales midfielder having been recognized with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2021.
“I felt privileged to be able to sit and tell him yesterday,” added O’Neil.
“For him and his family and the journey he has been on and been through, I was absolutely delighted for him.
“We still need to be realistic with how much he can do at the moment, I was desperate to try and get him on at some point but the game didn’t really go that way.”