Jurgen Klopp has promised Liverpool fans that they’ll see a much-improved performance on Thursday night.
The Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal is undoubtedly the biggest game of our season, but the preparation has been far from ideal. We’ve lost the last two (admittedly one of those was played with a reserve side), and we’re winless in three.
The German, however, has told us not to worry.
“We have to accept the Swansea result because our performance wasn’t good enough,” he said (via Echo).
“I’m especially a little bit disappointed because if we had played our normal game for 90 minutes we could have won the game, but we didn’t play a normal game and that was the problem.
“We got it back to 2-1 but then we conceded again and the goals were too simple, too easy for Swansea. I’m not looking for an excuse and I think we could have played better but we didn’t.
“We played like we played and I saw it for the whole 90 minutes and there was not a lot I enjoyed, to be honest. We have to think about it and we have to recover, which is very important, and we will play much, much better than we did on Sunday.
“We have to accept the result, which is what we do, and then we work and we will be better on Thursday.”
Let’s hope he’s right!