Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he was disappointed with his side’s work rate in their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.
The Reds were on the end of a thumping at the Etihad Stadium, as Pep Guardiola’s men ran riot. Respective braces from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane along with an opener from Sergio Aguero saw City come away with all three points.
Truth be told, the game turned on its head at 1-0 near the end of the first half, with key Liverpool forward Sadio Mane being sent off for a high foot.
However, this wasn’t what Klopp was most frustrated about on the day, and as quoted by the Mirror, he voiced his disappointment at how his side failed to give “100 per cent” on the day.
We have a lot of things to learn from this game. I was really angry at half-time. Not angry because of the result but because the boys saw we could have won at 100 per cent.
It’s not important any more, we lost 5-0, it sounds crazy I know! The first half, we didn’t play like we wanted to, we were 60-70 per cent.
Liverpool face Sevilla in their opening Champions League clash on Wednesday night and will be hoping to bounce back after such a frustrating afternoon in Manchester on Saturday afternoon.
We have a lot of things to learn from today, but the problem is today we cannot change it, we can only learn from it and make the next time better.