Klopp: We need to improve in front of goal
23 August 2016, 08:17
Cape Town - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned his team's inability to convert superior possession into goals after their surprise 2-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.
Despite dominating possession at Turf Moor and creating numerous chances throughout the match, Klopp's men were unable to find the back of the net, while also conceding two goals from the only two shots on target their opponents managed.
Manager Klopp knows that if his team is to deliver on the promise they showed in the latter part of last season as well as the first match of the current one against Arsenal, they will need to become sharper in their opponents' third of the pitch.
"If you think it's God's judgement that you don't score with 80 per cent of possession then you have a big problem," he said at a press conference. "We have to do better.
"We did a lot of good things, but at the end we made the wrong decisions. In two or three situations we had too many players involved outside the box and not in the box, that makes absolutely no sense.
"We have to stay calm. I have lost a few games in my life, and I accept that I will lose a few more in the future. You can lose a game.
"Nobody wants the information we got from Burnley, but we got it and now we have to use it and find a way to win.
"My job is to bring the players in and around the box, with movement. But then we have to use our skills in the most decisive area."
The Reds take on Burton Albion on Tuesday in the second round of the EFL Cup and the German is glad to have the opportunity to deliver a better performance so soon after the loss.
"It's good that in football that you have the chance to show in the next game," he added. "Of course we will make changes, [but] it's not likely that we will change seven or eight positions."