Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that his side had nobody but themselves to blame for last night’s 1-0 Champions League loss away to Napoli.
The Reds failed to carry over their superb Premier League form into yesterdays game in Southern Italy, after they had looked to have earned a hard-fought point until Napoli attacker struck in the 90th minute.
Speaking after the game Klopp admitted his side had not quite been good enough and that he was disappointed with the nature of how they conceded the winning goal.
“We have to blame ourselves, that’s how it is. There’s no problem, the boys did a brilliant job tonight. They tried everything and were really busy, but not smart enough or calm enough in the right moments,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“When that happens, you lose football games.”
0 – Liverpool failed to muster a single shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since February 2006 (0-1 vs Benfica). Wayward. pic.twitter.com/bjYUuzDkz5
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“We had our moments, but too often the formation was not right or we moved in the wrong spaces. The job of the midfield three was nearly impossible. You have to stay calm in a situation like that, but we were too hectic with the ball.
“We had good moments, but not enough. A 0-0 away from home is OK, but we made a mistake before their goal. That’s the second time this season that we have conceded a goal like that.”