“People say they saw it coming. Congratulations, I didn’t “Jurgen Klopp was shocked when Liverpool’s undefeated series ended against Watford, but admits that Reds” just wasn’t good enough “
- Liverpool allowed three second half goals on Saturday in a miserable display
- The defeat put an end to the 44-game unbeaten Premier League run of the Reds
- Jurgen Klopp says that Watford deserved the win and that his party made mistakes
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he did not see the undefeated run on his side against Watford after their shock with 3-0 defeat on Saturday.
Two second half goals from Ismaila Sarr and a Troy Deeney strike unexpectedly halted the 44 undefeated Premier League series of the Reds.
Klopp was asked if he could feel that there was a defeat in the league on the horizon after the recent defeat of the Champions League against Atletico Madrid, but insisted that he could not.
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he did not see his defeat against Watford after a 3-0 shock
The impressive Ismaila Sarr scored twice and exposed a vulnerable Liverpool defense
Troy Deeney gave Dejan Lovren a difficult afternoon and closed the display with a goal
‘No (we did not see this result coming) it is normal. Many people will say that, but congratulations, I didn’t.
“The boys already have so many records and you can’t get a record because you want it – the record is the result of the performance and we didn’t perform today.
“We can’t be the best Premier League team ever, because we just weren’t good enough tonight. Perhaps we can set a record in the future. “
Watford enjoyed the better in the first half after creating several good chances to score, but failed to take advantage of their dominance.
Klopp says that Liverpool just wasn’t good enough and it deserved to lose on Vicarage Road
But despite Liverpool adapting its form in the second half, Watford easily continued to create opportunities and eventually let the Reds pay.
“The message was to move faster, to move, to mix up the formation, things like that,” says Klopp. They defended 6-3-1 but we didn’t use half spaces, we were not flexible enough tonight.
“It was clear that we would lose at some point and it was tonight. I’d rather lose a game that doesn’t do you well – if you lose at your highest level, it’s hard to explain. We can talk a lot about this. “
The German says he would rather lose after a poor show than a top performance
Liverpool was without Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez for the trip to Vicarage Road, but Klopp refused to apologize and praised Watford’s performance.
“We were not good enough, it was that simple. Watford did exactly what they wanted to do. First half, lots of running, second balls, we had more of the ball but didn’t come over at the right time.
“Our positioning was not good and we adjusted during the break, but we started better, but then admitted goals before we could benefit from it.”