Jurgen Klopp insists his side are a good team, despite seeing them crash out if the League Cup in their first match.
Liverpool’s defensive ineptitude was once again on display, after losing 2-0 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Liverpool has conceded 10 goals from their last four matches and are on a winless run. Nevertheless, Klopp maintains his side are still a good football team.
“It doesn’t feel too cool but it’s the truth that we are still a good football team,” Klopp told a news conference.
“I see it but unfortunately it doesn’t feel it at the moment because it’s a cup competition.
“We want to go to the next round. Nobody was interested in who plays the better first half. Everybody was interested in who would go through and we are not the team who’s in the next round – and for some good reasons.”
Klopp said: “Defending is different things. It’s common together defending and it’s individual defending, it’s one-on-one situations, it’s two-on-one situations.
“I don’t think teams shoot a lot against us, I know they don’t, they have not a lot of finishing situations.
“We defend really well in a lot of moments – how everyone can imagine, we know how to defend a set-piece, a throw-in, and then you change two or three times and then in the end, obviously it doesn’t work.
“I’m in the boat, it’s not that I say ‘I told you and you don’t know’. I feel really bad in the moment about this, of course it’s not about not knowing it’s about doing it in that moment – that’s hard in the moment, it feels really hard in this moment to go out because of this [and] after that performance in the first half.
“But we have to play like this, we made seven or eight chances and we still can play football, that’s cool, good, good, good, but as long as you concede goals like this it makes life really difficult.”