Jurgen Klopp insists he would be an “idiot” to make panic signings following Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat by Burnley.
The Reds were beaten 2-0 by the newly-promoted Clarets as they failed to build on an impressive opening-weekend win at Arsenal.
Klopp refused to put that factor down to his team simply having an off-day and criticised his team for making bad decisions when in attack.
“Losing games are never off-days, but of course we have to take it,” he said. “We have 36 games left that is a big number. It is information I did not want – but I knew it before. Losing the ball in the build-up makes no sense.
“We can react better but I saw a lot of good things. If you tell me last year we could have played at Burnley this, not perfect of course, I would be really surprised. They could not defend against us like they wanted. It was not a day off, it was an experience we don’t want.
“It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem. We should be ready in our development and these mistakes shouldn’t happen anymore, but our training drills did not include us playing the ball at the wrong time to the opponent. We put ourselves under pressure.”
“If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot.
“I know you would all buy a left-back – but a midfielder? Emre Can was on the bench, he had a back problem, Lucas Leiva is injured and you ask me for a hard midfield player?
“The answer is I don’t know – we will see.”