Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he can not explain why his side were beaten 3-0 in a Premier League game by Wolves.
Joel Matip’s own goal, Craig Dawson’s debut strike, and Ruben Neves’ strike sealed an easy 3-0 win for the hosts against Liverpool at Molineux.
Liverpool were expected to bounce back after their 2-1 defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup game during the midweek, but they were second best the entire game.
The defeat means Liverpool are currently 10th on the log are yet to win a single Premier League game since December, and Klopp just doesn’t have an answer to the situation.
“Again, I cannot explain,” Klopp told Premier League Productions. “But these 15 minutes cannot be allowed. It needs to change. That’s the thing.
“I stand here again and for the first 15 minutes I have no explanation, I’m sorry. In the end we lost 3-0 because the goal in the second half was perhaps the first time they crossed the halfway line.
“But it’s right because when you start like this you don’t deserve anything in a Premier League game.
“Yes, definitely. That’s clear [Wolves deserved to win]. We cannot go through that season that nobody did before but how long do we want to suffer? It is one explanation in general yes, but not for the first 15 minutes here today. What we make of it in this moment is absolutely not OK.
“Obviously it was a horrible start. Two goals which cannot happen like that. But it happened and we were 2-0 down because of our own fault. We should have defended better.
“We were passive in that period. I cannot explain it. There is no excuse for it. You’re 2-0 down, the crowd is there but it opens up and we get some control. Then for about 45 minutes, we play a good away game without scoring. That sums it up pretty much.”
Jurgen Klopp, however, has asked his players to give a befitting reaction against Everton when they play in the Merseyside Derby next weekend.
“We have to change it immediately in the next game. Everton won today and they are in a good moment so we have to prove a point again. For the moment, I’m so disappointed and angry about the first 15 minutes, I can’t find the words for it.
“Then we have chances we should score. It could have been 2-1 and that would have changed everything I’m sure. Wolves deserve the three points.”