Jürgen Klopp after special home defeat: hard slap in the face

Liverpool‘s rare home defeat against Burnley came hard with trainer Jürgen Klopp. This is a tough blow in the face, said the German after the 0-1.

Burnley did something special because it put an end to Liverpool’s undefeated status in the Premier League at its own Anfield stadium after 68 matches. There was almost four years between the previous home defeat in the competition against Crystal Palace (April 2017) and the dump against the low-ranked Burnley.

It‘s my responsibility, it’s simple, Klopp said. We had a lot of possession, got opportunities but didn‘t finish it. Then the game stays open and they get a penalty kick. I can’t explain it well. We worked hard, but we couldn‘t. It usually means you have to work even harder, said Klopp, who stands fourth with Liverpool, 6 points less than the lead runner Manchester United. We can’t imagine that we are currently participating to the title.