Jurgen Klopp claimed poor decision-making cost us in our 2-0 defeat against Burnley yesterday.
Liverpool walked away from the match with more than 80 percent possession and 26 shots on goal, but couldn’t break down a stubborn Burnley back four. Sean Dyche’s men had only taken two shots on goal by the middle of the second half, both of which ended up in our net.
“We lost the ball in the wrong moments, where we were open to the counter attack, our decision-making wasn’t good,” said the German.
“We could analyse this pretty quickly, and say ‘we lost 2-0 here and that is not allowed’ but that is not the way I like to do it,
“I thought we had 90% of possession, but I heard that in the second half it was only 87. I don’t know where the 13% of (Burnley) possession came from.” (Echo)
He refused, however, to criticise Burnley for tactics that some perceived as being extremely negative.
“We lost a game in which we had 80% possession, but there are different ways to play football and it’s absolutely OK,” he said.
“The two strikers of Burnley did especially well. They were big and strong, and defended hard, and I respect this. But usually, in a game like this, we would win. But we made the mistakes in the wrong moment, and we have to accept this and carry on.”
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