Jurgen Klopp admitted the Reds were left angry by their own performance after 2016 began with a 2-0 defeat for the Reds against West Ham United on Saturday.
The German’s side headed to the Boleyn Ground seeking a third consecutive victory in the Premier League, having previously claimed three points from meetings with Leicester City and Sunderland during the festive period.
But headed goals early in each half from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll gave the Hammers the spoils instead, prompting Klopp to speak post-match of the sharp frustration felt by himself and the players.
“It was not enough from my team today,” Klopp said at his press conference. “In the decisive moments we were here, but we were not there 100 percent.
“All of the TV stations just now have told me the situation with Alberto [Moreno] was a foul and it could have changed the situation around the first goal a little bit, but we didn’t react right to it because there was no whistle. We have to avoid the cross.
“We came back a little bit in the game in the first half and everybody saw when we start playing with a clear direction then we had our moments and made chances, but we didn’t score.
“In the second half, we started OK but out of nothing it was 2-0. Of course, West Ham had chances in the first half after set-plays, throw-ins, bad defending – we showed it (to the players) at half-time on TV.
“In the second half, we had our moments again, but five against one on the sideline, nobody won the ball, cross, Carroll against Clyne, no chance for Clyney again, header and 2-0.
“That’s what makes me angry today because you saw in each situation when we started playing fighting football, we had better moments but we scored no goals in this game.
“It’s our responsibility and it’s not a day for being disappointed, only a day for being angry about ourselves — and that’s what we are.”
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