Klopp more frustrated with 'performance than result,' after Swansea defeat

Annette Crawford
January 23, 2018

Virgil van Dijk made a costly error on his debut for the club as Alfie Mawson netted the only goal of the game near the end of the first half for Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea side.

At that point, it looked like only a matter of time before Liverpool took the lead, but Swansea grew into the game.

Klopp says his frustrated, angry but more frustrated about the performance than the result.

The Reds' zealous style of play has proven incredibly effective at times during the German's reign at Anfield and the fact that Liverpool are averaging 2.35 goals per game in the Premier League suggests opponents haven't found a way to stop it. "If you play the whole game like we played the second half you would be disappointed but at least you tried".

"When Liverpool put pressure on the sides we switched to the other to put them under the pressure".

Mohamed Salah played the full 90 minutes, as Liverpool suffered the third league loss against Swansea City in the 24th fixture of the English Premier League.

"It's David v Goliath, but surprises do happen and we will be ready to prepare a surprise". I try to give confidence to them, to give them belief.

Liverpool were poor but still created a few very good chances but their usual deadly finishing deserted them when they needed it most.


"We had the situations but didn't use them". As a Liverpool player you can not perform one week and then two weeks not - we need to deliver consistently, every day and each game.

The Reds boss actually felt that the clash on December 26 was "a hard game" despite the score-line and said his side "scored in the right moments" which "opened [up] the game".

It was classic Liverpool, brilliant one week, hilarious the next - from ending Manchester City's unbeaten bid in stellar style to failing to score against the worst team in the league. They needed to fight and we wanted to fight as well.

Jurgen Klopp's side were not going to make a move in the market on Monday, and so, had to seize the opportunity to underscore their ambitions at Swansea City in the evening.

'After, you understand we were playing against a strong team and my team need points.

Jurgen Klopp, often referred to as the robin hood of Premier League, has squandered three points whilst squaring off with Swansea City, following a praiseful triumph against the league leaders City.

"Everyone is talking very positive, fantastic football, the training week was outstanding, another little trap".

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