LIVERPOOL manager Jürgen Klopp claims his side were “not ready” but accepts responsibility, despite a crucial 2-1 win over Swansea City.
The Reds were comfortably second best for the first half an hour of the game, as they struggled to get a foothold against their high pressing opponents.
But, despite a second half fightback to win the game, the German was still unhappy with a lot of what he saw from his team.
“I was very angry. I have lost a lot of football games, but today makes no sense,” he said.
“We were not ready and it is my responsibility. It was not good.
“The build-up was too static, no movement.
“We were never compact enough and we lost a lot of balls.
“We got better in the second half and when we let the ball roll it became difficult for Swansea.
“The second half was better, but still not brilliant.”
In the early stages, it looked as though Liverpool could have been in for another frustrating afternoon, striking up images of their 2-0 loss to Burnley earlier this season.
Klopp added: “It was not a day we should lose.
“I didn’t think this would be a bad day, there was no sign in training.
“We lost patience and were moaning about decisions. We need to stop that.
“We were angry with ourselves, but we got cooler.
“In my job I can see that, but not change a lot until half-time.”
But, despite some criticism from the manager, the Reds saw the game out and secured what could be a crucial win if they are to sustain a title challenge throughout the season.
Klopp touched on the importance of getting the result, despite the obvious room for improvement in the game.
“It’s important that when you are not brilliant, you are still able to win.”