Klopp left unsurprised by Sunderland collapse

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Our boss Jurgen Klopp has said he was not surprised by our late collapse against Sunderland at the weekend.

We were winning 2-0 heading into the final ten minutes, but goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe saw Sunderland rally back to claim a point.

The German was absent from the touchline due to appendicitis, but after watching the re-run on DVD he told the Echo that we make “too many mistakes”.

“Of course it seems to be too easy to score goals against us,” he said. “We’re on minus four with our goal difference and we’re ninth in the table. That’s not really normal. That’s special.”

“In decisive moments, we make too many mistakes. That’s the situation. It’s always different. It’s not (always) two goals in the last 10 minutes. That hasn’t happened to us too often.”

“It was not a complete surprise that we conceded the second goal against Sunderland to be honest. It was not: ‘Wow! How can it be?”

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We will theoretically get the chance to put the memories to the back of our minds on Tuesday in the FA Cup fourth round replay, though lots of the team who played against Sunderland are likely to be rested.

Klopp is expected to be back on the touchline.

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