With the bankruptcy against Everton, the negative run of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC is taking on historic proportions. As if that weren’t enough, there is now another painful defensive failure.
The defending champions of the Premier League lost the derby against Everton on Saturday with 0: 2 (0: 1). It has never been so bad in the Klopp era – the Reds’ home record is as bad as it was almost 100 years ago.
- Novelty under Klopp: At Liverpool he has never received four bankruptcies in a row
- Liverpool for the first time since 2002 with four losses in a row
- The last time there were four home defeats in a row was in December 1923 (!)
- Everton won a derby at Anfield Road for the first time since September 1999
The champions of the 2019/20 season are currently only sixth. “In the crucial moments, we either make a mistake or something strange happens. That’s the way it is ”, analyzed the 53-year-old.
Jürgen Klopp at Sky: performance “90 percent positive”
Nevertheless, Klopp was able to find good things in the game. In an interview with Sky Sports the coach called his team’s performance “90 percent positive”.
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The re were a lot of good football moments. We did well in terms of creativity, but we didn’t make anything out of it (…) We could talk about it for an hour and then we would come to the conclusion that we are talking 90% positive here – and only 10% negative . We have to change this 10%, because in the end, that’s what determines the result, ”said Klopp.
The good situations we’ve had are the guarantee that we can change it. ”
New worries in defense: Henderson injury “doesn’t look good”
In addition to the lack of composure in front of the opposing goal, which Firmino, Mane and Salah in particular missed in the game against their city rivals, Liverpool’s defense again did not make a good impression.
Klopp’s team is already plagued by numerous injuries in the defense – now there is a threat of failure of another high performer. Captain Jordan Henderson had to be replaced after half an hour due to an injury.
After the final whistle, Klopp was anything but optimistic about the pending diagnosis: “It’s the thigh / adductor and nobody on the medical team is positive. It doesn’t look good, but we have to wait for the investigation. ”
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Another bad news for the crisis-ridden LFC, which is now threatened with losing connection to the Champions League places. As sixth, Liverpool is under pressure: the Reds are three points behind in fourth place, which is enough for the premier class.
The bottom of the table is waiting for Sheffield United on Matchday 26 A chance to stop the historical negative run.