No panic buys from Klopp after shock defeat.
Jurgen Klopp will not make any hasty decisions in the wake of Liverpool’s surprise defeat to Burnley and said his porous defence, which has conceded 5 goals in two matches this season, is not his main concern.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to newly-promoted Burnley was a setback for Klopp’s men following their opening day 4-3 victory over Arsenal.
Speaking after the defeat to Burnley the German said he would not be panic buying.
“If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot. I know you [questioners] would all buy a left-back but a midfielder?” said a defiant Klopp.
“We have 36 games left that is a big number. It is information I did not want – but I knew it before. Losing the ball in the build-up makes no sense.
Klopp, instead, preferred to accentuate the positives of a match that Liverpool dominated territorially and possession-wise, but failed to convert any number of chances.
“We can react better but I saw a lot of good things,” Klopp added.
“If you tell me last year we could have played at Burnley like this, not perfect of course, I would be really surprised. They could not defend against us like they wanted.
“It was not a day off, it was an experience we don’t want.
“It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem. We should be ready in our development and these mistakes shouldn’t happen any more, but our training drills did not include us playing the ball at the wrong time [for the goals] to the opponent. We put ourselves under pressure.”