Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool 63 game season has contributed to this season’s poor run of form. It was a record number of games for the club to play in a season.
“It must have,” Klopp responded after he was asked in the 63 game season has impacted Liverpool this season, as quoted by The Athletic.
“We can say that now but there was no book written, there was no data about it. No-one had played that amount of games with so many finals before.
“We were full of adrenaline, high flying. We went on holiday with our eyes like this ‘When’s the next game? Oh, no next game’.
“Could anybody know how the last season of 63 games could influence this season? I don’t think anybody could know.
“We had holiday, not too much, but we had holiday. Normally the boys are used to these kind of things. They all looked fine and then it started with Diogo coming back from international duty and getting injured. Then bam. So that’s how it starts.”
“Earlier in the season our midfielders were not available so that’s why we brought in Arthur who then got injured as well. A lot of bad luck.”
“Bad luck is only a reasonable point when you have it yourself. For everybody else bad luck is just ‘yeah’.
“Would I do anything different?
Klopp on if he would have done anything different at the start of the season:
"I would not have went to Asia in the first week, not because Asia isn't great. I would have went in the third week. But these things are not in our hands. They get decided for us."
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 13, 2023
I couldn’t care a little bit about what we did in the past. Now it is tough and I’m sorry for that but we try to work on solutions, believe me. The whole season is obviously not a free flowing one. It’s not been easy for one second.
“Yes, the football in moments looks different I know. But I can promise you that it’s not because the boys or I don’t want it. If that was the case we could sort that immediately.
“The last game we played, we drew a cup game against a team who did well. We didn’t lose but it felt like it.
“I love being here and part of this Liverpool thing with all the staff. A draw feels like a defeat and I love that because that is how it has to be but still there’s a next game coming up and we have to make sure we’re ready for that.”