Jurgen Klopp has discussed the reasons behind Liverpool’s shock 3-0 defeat to Watford as the Premier League leaders saw their unbeaten record ended at Vicarage Road.
Liverpool‘s hopes of matching Arsenal‘s ‘Invincibles’ ended in abrupt fashion following a difficult evening against the relegation-threatened Hornets, Ismaila Sarr scoring twice before Troy Deeney sealed a memorable victory for Nigel Pearson’s side.
The defeat ended a run of 18 consecutive Premier League victories and saw the Reds lose for the first time in 44 top-flight fixtures, and Klopp has now offered his assessment of his side’s failings following an uncharacteristically poor performance.
“It’s all good. There are so many explanations about the defeat. I cannot now deliver interesting answers,” the Liverpool boss said at his pre-match press conference.
“They didn’t play well, that’s the truth. Watford had situations where they were better.
“It’s about mindset in moments and concentration levels. It was a very difficult game. They defended in 6-3-1 which is allowed but quite a challenge to play against.”
Klopp and Liverpool will now be seeking to bounce back when they return to FA Cup action tomorrow night, the Reds travelling to face Chelsea in the fifth round at Stamford Bridge before hosting Bournemouth next weekend.