Jürgen Klopp complained of a lack of cutting edge after Liverpool was beaten 4-0 in the Etihad of Manchester City.
The Reds had their second-worst loss to Klopp’s nearly five-year reign on Thursday night, a week after they were crowned Premier League champions.
Klopp says the result is evidence that the 20-point gap between teams does not reflect the quality of each team when he spoke about a lack of sharpness in front of the goal for a team that officially confirmed as the title winner eight days ago has been.
“If someone thought before the game that the quality gap between Liverpool and Manchester City was 20 or 23 points, I can̵
“Football is not about football, it’s about winning games, and we did it in an impressive way, to be honest. I saw pretty much all the city games and even the games they lost , were good. Incredible.
“That’s the truth, it’s not that they didn’t play or whatever, it’s just the opponent who scored and that was the case tonight. We had our chances tonight and usually do the best from it, but not. ” we don’t have tonight at all.
“So we took a penalty and I was completely satisfied with the start of the game, to be honest. We were there, we pushed it and felt comfortable. Both teams pushed up and tried to play football. See when we do that? we’re getting dressed. ” don’t see that much.
“It was all good, but at the crucial moments, City was better tonight. We can’t change that.”
With the title in record time after just 31 games, Klopp’s team is still looking for City’s 100-point record from 2018.
But Klopp accepts that the Reds have to improve if they want to get 15 points from their last six games this season.
He added: “It is [a motivating factor] but we cannot force that. To get there we have to win soccer games. And we didn’t do that tonight.
“First, we have to be ready for Aston Villa and the end-of-season score is the result. We’re talking about football and sometimes you can’t force it. We have to accept it.”
“We use such situations very often, but not tonight. Our problems were a bit set pieces tonight.
“One penalty and two throws with all the quality they have. You scored a goal in these situations and in counterattacks. If you are not perfect, you will be punished.”
“Results are very important, but I’m not just looking for results, that’s true. We want to win and that’s the only reason we’re on the training ground. The only reason we go to away games is to win football matches. “
“We fought, we ran and we did everything we could tonight. Was it perfect? No. But that happens from time to time.
“The only problem is, if you’re not perfect against Manchester City, you lose. It’s not that nice, but that’s all.
“It was a challenge to get here. It is a difficult place regardless of our situation, winning the league, relegation, etc.” But we showed that we can cause problems with the city tonight. “