Jurgen Klopp explained how Liverpool can turn Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace into a beneficial lesson by learning from the events that led to the manager’s first loss.
?It?s not a problem to lose a game, that?s football, and it happens all the time,” Klopp said. “But we have to learn the right things, and if we learn the right things tonight, then it was very important that we lost tonight and good that we lost tonight.
?We have to learn that we decide how strong we are, we decide how good we are, we decide how awake we are, we decide how tired we are — nobody else.
?After 15 minutes, when you saw this, nobody knows why they were 1-0 in the lead. That?s how we have to play, we made many good things. But for today it was not enough.
?We have to learn that we decide. If everybody thinks that we gave everything we have tonight, then it?s wrong.
?Of course we could do more — maybe not running more in this moment, but to be more awake from the beginning, to be clearer, to believe more. I don?t want to use this word too often, but we have to learn all this.?
?We decide when it?s over,” Klopp added. “Of course, the whistle decides, but between 82 and 94 minutes, you could make eight goals if you want and we have to work for that.
?It?s always when you are under stress. That is everything we can learn. Tonight it feels so bad because it was absolutely not necessary. We have to feel this, we have to keep this, and then we will know why we don?t want this anymore.
?We have to learn. We are responsible and that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen, and that?s what we have to show. We didn?t, and things are like the way they are. We can do better — tonight and in general.?
Meanwhile, Klopp expects Liverpool to discover the full extent of the knee injury that forced Mamadou Sakho from the field on Monday evening.
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