Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he discussed the club’s current plight with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after the defeat to the Blues on Thursday night.
The 1-0 loss was the Reds’ fifth consecutive home defeat, the worst run in the club’s history, but Klopp said Tuchel felt that the results have not reflected some of the performances:
“We lost but I spoke to Thomas Tuchel after the game and he analysed us [before the match] obviously, and he couldn’t understand how we lost this game and this game, so it is not to explain it really. If you lose because you perform badly, you can change.”
“If you perform well you can still lose anyway, but not because the opponent was much better or something, or they were lucky, or in one moment we made a mistake…we have had all kinds of defeats this season.”
To be perfectly honest, Tuchel may have simply been kind with his comments about Liverpool. The club’s performances, at home in particular, have been woeful since Christmas.
10 hours have now gone by since they scored a goal at Anfield and, in recent games, they haven’t even looked like scoring with very few shots on target, let alone clear-cut chances.
Klopp is, of course, trying to look for the positives but it is concerning that the German believes the Reds are close to turning things around when nothing could be further from the truth.