Jurgen Klopp singles out Brighton player for praise

Klopp spoke to BBC Radio 5 live at full-time

Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup by Brighton in another lacklustre performance yesterday. There were some signs of improvement but Liverpool have a long way to go to get back to their best.

Jurgen Klopp spoke to BBC Radio 5 live at full-time and singled out the match-winner for special praise.

Kaoru Mitoma hit the winner in injury time to knock the hosts out. It was another disappointing day for the Reds in a forgettable season. Klopp described Mitoma after the game as “really good”

“We came here after a game a few weeks ago when we weren’t even close to ourselves. Today we played a better game but we conceded two goals from set-pieces and that is not allowed in any way.

“On the left side, Robbo was ok because we helped him but on the other side Trent didn’t get the support. Mitoma is really good so, of course, it was tough. We could have defended both goals better.

“The first is deflected but we can probably block the shot. It doesn’t feel great. In time we might see the positives but we wanted to get the next round. Congratulations to Brighton.”

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