Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes his side can learn from the narrow defeat Manchester United last night.
Liverpool’s winless run continued as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
The loss to their fierce rivals means Liverpool have now won only one of their past seven games. But at least the goal drought is now over.
Klopp on Liverpool’ awful run of form:
Jurgen Klopp said there were positives to take from their tightly contested 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
He also admitted that his side were not at their “absolute top” and made “decisive mistakes” which led to the defeat against Manchester United.
Klopp in an interview with talkSPORT said:
“We are busy with working on solutions. Let me say it like this. We are not happy with the result we have had recently. But I saw my team tonight ready for that fight. They really wanted it and did a lot of good things.
“In cup competitions it’s all about winning so we have to take the positives and work with the negatives.”
Klopp pinpointed Liverpool’s desire to score goals as the reason why they lost, saying they made it too easy for United to break on the counter-attack.
He insisted that they will take positives from the game while stating that it was good preparation for their upcoming Premier League match against Tottenham.
“It was good preparation for the Tottenham game with their counter-attacking threat, We know exactly what we have to work on. If you are in a situation you don’t like, you want to get out of it.”
“We want to get out of it and for that we have to make steps. Tonight we made these steps – not the final ones, but we made steps and that’s for the moment okay.”
Liverpool face Tottenham on Friday, 29th Jan and The Reds need a win to stay in the top 4 otherwise the future looks bleak.