Jurgen Klopp spoke after today’s harrowing 3-0 defeat to Brighton. The Reds were soundly outplayed by the Seagulls, having only 38% possession.
The German made his way over to the away fans after the defeat, offering his apologies. A gesture definitely appreciated by many Liverpool fans.
Klopp was dejected at full-time, saying he “can’t remember a worse game” in his time as the Liverpool manager. He did, however, praise the away fans, describing them as “exceptional”, when speaking to liverpoolfc.com after the game.
“I think they were exceptional, to be honest. They realized it was not our day and they still showed they are real supporters,” said the German. When asked about his apologetic gesture after the game, Klopp said, “How can you really show or say thank you, but that was my way to do it.”
Klopp has earned patience from the Liverpool faithful for his incredible work at the helm of the club during his tenure. The general feeling around fans is one of support and encouragement for Klopp, who is admired as one of the best coaches in the history of the club, undoubtedly going through a rough patch at present. The plethora of injuries to the squad was described as a “big shadow over us” by Klopp in his press conference before the game.
Liverpool fans will hope the team’s form can turn around when the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz come back from their respective injuries, some longer term than others.