‘There was not enough faith in our own quality’ – Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have lessons to learn after Chelsea draw

12 May

Jurgen Klopp has urged his Liverpool players to have more faith in their abilities.

The Reds snatched a point against Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night with a dramatic last-gasp Christian Benteke goal in their penultimate Premier League fixture of the season.

But they were second best for long periods of game and Klopp believes there was a lack of confidence – and patience – all round.

“In the first 15 minutes we were great, playing wonderful football without scoring,” said Klopp.

“There was not enough faith in our own quality and so we lost patience – and when you lose patience it is always difficult – and we lost formation.

“There were a lot of moments when we shot and we should have passed.

“If you don’t think you need to score in each situation then you can celebrate other situations.

“I love this stadium, I love this atmosphere but everyone lost patience tonight and the crowd did too.

“You see we all don’t trust finally our quality and that is what we have to learn in the future – and we will.

“We had the most offensive formation what we could have in the last 15 minutes; each striker and offensive midfielder was on and there was a wonderful cross from Sheyi Ojo and Christian was where he has to be.

“That was great for the night, celebrating with the families and crowd, it was wonderful that we didn’t lose.

“We have to build on these positive signs that the boys gave us in the last few months.”


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