Jurgen Klopp is clearly not at all happy with left-back Alberto Moreno for the goal Liverpool conceded at the end of last night’s loss to Villarreal, the Echo report.
With the game simmering out to a 0-0 draw, a result which would have probably put us in the driving seat ahead of next week, Villarreal counter-attacked and stole a 1-0 win at El Madrigal.
That’s a very good result in Europe, as it means if they score once next week our job will be very difficult.
The Spaniards managed to feed a long-ball over Kolo Toure’s head into space down their right, and Denis Suarez controlled excellently before squaring to Adrian Lopez to tap into an empty net.
“There is no explanation for this,” Klopp began.
“They played one chip ball on the back of Kolo and Alberto [Moreno] is not there – I don’t know where he was – so that was really fortuitous and that makes really no sense but that was the only big mistake we made in the game.
“Ok they scored from it and we have to accept it, no problem. I’d have liked to have seen the situation with Lallana and let him go, maybe we’d have scored.
“95 minutes have been played but we’ll play 97 at Anfield and that’s a different game there.”
We wouldn’t like to be Moreno in the dressing room after that one…
Jamie Carragher agreed with Klopp’s assessment, describing the mistake as ‘unforgivable’ on Twitter.
It wasn’t just Moreno’s mistake though, as Lucas had rushed out from defence to try and aggressively clear the ball which created space in the first place.
All in all, it was a horrible goal to concede – especially considering the situation at the time.
Klopp’s substitutions and team selection may be judged as mistakes as well, so it’s imperative that everyone ups their game ahead of next week.
We’ve got Swansea at the weekend, where we’ll surely see a much changed XI, and then the biggest game of our season next Thursday.