Liverpool: Klopp takes the blame for Wolves loss

Claude Puel gives his reaction after his Southampton side reached the EFL Cup final after a 2-0 aggregate win over Liverpool

Liverpool: Klopp takes the blame for Wolves loss

We have a lot of these situations and nobody comes and says they are sorry.

That poor run of form meant the FA Cup was arguably their only realistic chance of winning silverware, but Klopp nonetheless opted to field an experimental side, perhaps with one eye on Tuesday's match versus Chelsea, making nine changes to the team that lost to Southampton in midweek.

With all due respect, Liverpool should be demolishing a team that is now sat in 18th place in the Championship.

"Maybe it's not interesting and I won't look for excuses but it is really hard to accept". There was a hint of offside, but either Loris Karius, the goalkeeper, should have come out to punch the ball away or the defenders should have followed the Wolves players and made sure they would not have a free header.

Liverpool, meanwhile, struggled to create any chances of note in the opening stages, Lucas Leiva's wayward shot from 20 yards out and a Roberto Firmino strike that went high and wide their only minor moments of danger. Of course I see the players playing.

Nathaniel Clyne couldn't make our last game and, having been unable to train this week, will be unavailable for Klopp for the weekend fixture.

Klopp has now suffered three consecutive home defeats as a manager for the first time since April 2007 when he was still in charge at Mainz. Should. Remember I said should.

"Losing three matches at home, that is a pretty low point". "But if it is, it is a flawless moment to turn because it is not possible to go lower".

"But everything in life depends on your reaction".

"If you have a good team spirit and have the fans and the team bouncing off each other you have a chance".

Wolves won this game is because of an absolutely flawless first 45 minutes.

Wolves were, as predicted, organised and direct - strong in the tussles for second balls and a nuisance to Liverpool's rearguard at every possible opportunity.

Gerrard is a realist, which is why he reckons their big Manchester rivals, as well as Tottenham and Arsenal, will all be hoping Liverpool can do them - and themselves - a big favour by knocking Chelsea and coach Antonio Conte off course.

"They know that if the gap goes to 13 points then it's game over".

As a whole Liverpool have under-performed in January but the senior pros must take the criticism for their failure on this occasion.

Brighton weren't the only Championship high-flyers undone, with Newcastle United succumbing to a humbling 3-0 defeat at League One's Oxford United.

It's easy to make a knee-jerk reaction. I also think this would be a great time to give Divock Origi the nod. The decision while understandable, played a part in such a disjointed performance. Going out of both cup competitions with a whimper.

Liverpool manager happy with own his team's performance but thought the referee and the weather need to up their game. They've been outplayed and outshined by a resilient Wolves side who turned up!

"I do not know whether his pace has completely gone, or if he is anxious about injuries, but his pace has gone".

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