Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool must ‘reinvent ourselves’ and ‘set up better in pretty much everything’ after their shock 4-1 defeat by Napoli saw the Reds’ slow start to the season get even worse
- Liverpool were thrashed 4-1 by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday
- They have only won two games this season and Jurgen Klopp is concerned
- He has called for his team to ‘reinvent ourselves’ after their humbling defeat
- He thinks his side need to be better at ‘pretty much everything’ moving forward
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his Liverpool side need to ‘reinvent ourselves’ after their 4-1 Champions League defeat against Napoli.
The Reds were outplayed from start to finish, and conceded three goals in the first half before shipping a fourth goal in the early stages of the second half. Luis Diaz netted a consolation goal for Liverpool, but the Premier League side never looked like getting back into the contest.
Klopp’s side have now won just two of their first seven matches of the season, and the German coach believes major changes are needed to turn things around.
Jurgen Klopp feels his team need to ‘reinvent ourselves’ after their slow start to the season
His comments came after Liverpool were hammered 4-1 by Napoli on Wednesday night
‘We played bad in the first half but usually we don’t concede three goals,’ he said in his post-match interview with BT Sport.
‘With Alisson in goal, you have to be really bad for that to happen. We played here when we lost 2-0 (in 2019) and that was an awful game. It looks like we have to reinvent ourselves. There is a lot of things lacking.’
Liverpool do not have time to feel sorry for themselves as they are back in Premier League action against Wolves on Saturday.
Klopp has conceded that the Midlands club are likely to fancy their chances this weekend after watching Liverpool get put to the sword by Napoli.
‘We have Wolves on Saturday and if they saw the game tonight, they cannot stop laughing, they would say – and I would too – it is the perfect moment to play them. We have to set up better in pretty much everything,’ he added.
Klopp apologised to the travelling fans after his side’s dismal performance against Napoli
Liverpool are six points behind early pace-setters Arsenal in the Premier League, and their Champions League campaign could not have got off to a worse start.
Klopp has called for his team to ‘reset’ and look for ‘solutions’ to return to their best form.
Looking ahead to what comes next, Klopp said: ‘Lots of soul searching, you could see that on the pitch.
‘We are not working as a team, it is not personal stuff or pointing (at each other). In football there are always solutions. We don’t play good enough, that is obvious and that is why we lose games.
‘We play in the strongest league in the world and have a pretty good Champions League group.
‘There is a job to do, (it is) my responsibility and I need time to think about it. There are a few obvious things and we have to reset and go.’
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