Klopp more frustrated with ‘performance than result,’ after Swansea defeat

Liverpool slipped to a disappointing 1-0 loss away to Swansea last night, and their manager Jurgen Klopp admitted afterwards that his sides performance was nowhere near good enough.

Speaking to the BBC the German coach said:

“I am more frustrated about the performance than the result,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “We didn’t play how we wanted to play.

“We gave them the opportunity to score and then we did exactly what Swansea wanted. Swansea knew that to win today they needed our help and unfortunately we gave it to them.”

Liverpool’s weakness when defending set pieces was evident again with Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson slotting home from close range in the 40th minute, after new £75 million signing Virgil Van Dijk failed to clear his lines from a corner.

Liverpool piled on the pressure towards the end and their usually reliable attackers Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane all missed presentable chances.

Klopp’s side remain two points clear of Spurs in fourth place in the Premier League table however, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew away to Southampton on Sunday.

This defeat was Liverpool’s first in 19 games, so they will be hopeful that it was nothing more than a bad day at the office.