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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after the 2-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday that he won’t go out and panic buy new players.
With Alberto Moreno dropped for the match, James Milner filled in at the left back position, prompting questions if Liverpool shouldn’t buy a new left back. He was also asked if the team needed strengthening in midfield as they lost a lost of 50/50 balls in the middle of the pitch.
“If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “I know you would all buy a left-back but a midfielder?
“Emre Can was on the bench, he had a back problem, Lucas Leiva is injured and you ask me for a hard midfield player. The answer is I don’t know – we will see.”
Klopp did criticize his side for not doing more in attack, as the Reds had just over 80 percent of the ball possession in the game.
“Losing games are never off-days, but of course we have to take it,” Klopp said. “We have 36 games left that is a big number. It is information I did not want – but I knew it before. Losing the ball in the build-up makes no sense.
“We can react better but I saw a lot of good things. If you tell me last year we could have played at Burnley this, not perfect of course, I would be really surprised. They could not defend against us like they wanted. It was not a day off, it was an experience we don’t want.
“It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem. We should be ready in our development and these mistakes shouldn’t happen anymore, but our training drills did not include us playing the ball at the wrong time to the opponent. We put ourselves under pressure.”