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Jurgen Klopp admits mistakes against Manchester United's searing counter attacks

Published on: 24 January 2021

Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool left themselves exposed to Manchester United's ruthless counter-attack as his side crashed out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

United's first two goals came on the break in a 3-2 victory that added to Liverpool's problems after a five-game winless run in the Premier League.

'For the first goal we had no protection, we wanted it too much,' said Klopp. 'Things like this should not happen. We had too many players in a receiving position.

'There were some mistakes around the goals. If you want to win here you have to be absolutely top and we were not.

'It's not what we wanted so it's frustrating. We scored twice and that's all okay, but they scored three.'

Liverpool go to Tottenham on Thursday under mounting pressure to get out of their current slump.

'If you are in a situation you don't like, you take steps to get out of it,' said a defiant Klopp.

'We got everything right in recent years and made some mistakes. Don't worry about us, as a group we are really together and we have to solve it together.

'We are just in this moment and we try to win football games again. Tonight I didn't see any problems with confidence.'


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