Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool’s performance was “completely different” to the one they wanted in losing 3-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.
“It was a bad start — and really not the best reaction to the start and not the best reaction to the goals. It was a very difficult first half,” Klopp said in his postgame press conference.
“It was a better start in the second half after a few little changes and with a little bit of luck we could have scored a goal after half-time and the game would be open again, but we didn’t do it. Then a counter decided the game. That’s how it was.
“It’s the most disappointing moment in my whole Liverpool FC life. We don’t feel good today. We came here to do something completely different to what you saw.
“Between what we wanted to do and what everybody saw is a big gap — a big space — and that’s what we have to fill in the next few days for the next game against Leicester. Today, we have to accept the result and we have to work, keep on working and play better football.”
While Liverpool have thrashed Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton on the road under Klopp, their last two away Premier League games have concluded with defeat and no goals scored.
And the German promised that work begins immediately to ensure fans see more of those exhilarating displays than ones like Sunday’s.
“After Southampton, everybody thought ‘wow’ and (the same) after Manchester City,” he said. “That was one side of the thing we can do, now we saw a completely other side.
“Maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle and we have to work on that it’s more in the Manchester City, Southampton, Chelsea performance. I know how strong this team can be and it’s my job to help them show it much more often than we did.”
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