Klopp angry at Firmino and Van Dijk after 1-0 loss
Liverpool's run of victory came to an end when they traveled to face their old rivals, Nottingham Forest, where they suffered a 1-0 loss. Jurgen Klopp fumes at his players in his post-match interview.
Losing to 20th placed Nottingham Forest, Jurgen Klopp pointed blame at Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk for spurning great chances.
"The performance I can kind of explain, the result not," Klopp told BT Sport. "I never saw a game where one team has four or five no-brainers from a set-piece, where we have to finish it off.
"The way they defend, we were perfectly prepared for that. We had always a free player: Bobby in the first half, Virgil two or three times – they have to put the game to bed."
The former Liverpool player, Awoniyi scored the winner for Forest, finishing from close range after a free-kick.
"Apart from that, all the chances they had we gave them, because we kept playing the wrong passes in the centre," Klopp said.
"Result-wise, we should have showed consistency today. Result-wise, we could have had it by finishing the situations off."
On their opponents, the German added: "Giving a team six clear-cut chances after a set-piece, I am not sure where I should put the praise on.
"They're a great team and Steve [Cooper] is a fantastic manager, but for us we had to win here. We didn't, so credit to him and Nottingham.
"In the situations, it was us against the goalie or us against ourselves, and not us against Nottingham Forest, because nobody defended Bobby in these moments and nobody defended Virgil in these moments.
"They were just free, but we didn't use it, so if we used all of them you would be asking a different question."
"I think it's a good game for my team. We had a plan to play compact and at the end to find a way to get a goal. At the end we won and I'm very happy about it.
"I'm honoured to get a game against Liverpool because they brought me to football. They signed me when I was 18. It was an emotional game for me. As a team we stick together as our own family, and we have to thank the fans. We just have to keep on going."
On man of the match, Forest's midfielder Ryan Yates, Klopp added: "It's what we needed. We've been putting in good performances in recent weeks and not been getting the results we wanted, but we thoroughly deserved that today.
"It's got to be [a turning point]. We've got to build on this. If we can beat Liverpool, we can beat anyone."
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