Jurgen Klopp spoke to the BBC after Liverpool suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat to Wolves this afternoon.
This defeat makes it just one win in Liverpool’s last seven games.
A thoroughly dejected Klopp gave his thoughts on the game.
“There is no excuse for it. I cannot explain it.”
“It was a horrible start. Two goals which cannot happen like that. But it happened and we were 2-0 down because of our own fault. We should have defended better. We were passive in that period.”
“It needs to change. I have no explanation. I’m sorry.”
“We have to change it immediately in the next game. I’m so disappointed and angry about the first 15 minutes, I can’t find the words for it.
“The start of the game was absolutely horrible, the opposite of what we wanted to do. Very frustrating and very disappointing. We caused our misery with the first 12 minutes. That cannot happen. It’s really tough to swallow. These first 12 minutes were the worst for a while.”
“Wolves deserve the three points.”
“How long do we want to suffer? It is one explanation in general yes, but not for the first 15 minutes here today. What we make of it in this moment is absolutely not OK.”
“We better change it. That’s true, 100%. I have no words for it really, I’m sorry. The leadership (in the defense) is missing. I can’t explain it, I think why would you do that? But they did it anyway.”
“Conceding early goals is not unfamiliar to us but the way we conceded them today was not acceptable.”
“We caused problems for ourselves. I got asked if it was down to the 63 games last season. Yes, it had an influence, but it’s February and we had a full week to prepare.”
“The third goal I don’t count because it was the first time they passed the halfway line in the second half. The other two goals, going into a game with all the things we said during the week and before the game then this is the start is horrible.”