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Jurgen Klopp criticizes Liverpool’s decision-making in Burnley loss


Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool’s poor decision-making was to blame for their 1-0 home loss to Burnley on Thursday, a result which saw the Reds lose ground in the Premier League title race.

After dominating the majority of the game against Sean Dyche’s men, Liverpool were unable to break the deadlock, with a combination of the poor finish from Divock Origi and superb reactions from Nike Pope keeping the score 0-0 .

The Reds received a late punch as Alisson took down Ashley Barnes in the area, the forward stepping in to score the resulting penalty and end Liverpool’s incredible home league record.

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Jurgen Klopp not sure how his team were beaten by Burnley | Pool / Getty Images

Klopp was quick to point out in his post-match interview that he believed his team’s poor decision-making was the reason they have struggled to separate the teams lately, and that it is one area of ​​their game he wants to work on.

“It’s not that we don’t create chances because the players don’t have the capacity, it’s because of our decision making,” he said. Sky Sports. “The difference between a good footballer and a very good footballer is the decision making. It is not rocket science.

“In the second half we had a lot of good times with Trent [Alexander-Arnold] above all, he tried to pass the ball inside and then we are not at the right time. They wait for the cross and realize that when the ball is on the way, “oh that’s for me”, then they move.

“It’s not about your skill level, it’s about making decisions at that time. If something doesn’t work, we have to try harder, longer and make better decisions. ”

Since the Reds’ outright 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace in December, they have collected just one goal from 90 shots in the Premier League, a fruitless period that saw them drop six points behind leaders Manchester United.

Despite Liverpool’s inability to find the back of the net in recent weeks, Klopp has been fully blamed for his side’s recent poor performances, although he admitted he was unsure how they managed to get out of the net. clash with Burnley empty-handed.

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Sean Dyche’s team emerged victorious from Anfield | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

“We lost the game which is actually impossible to lose, but we did,” he added. “It’s my fault, my job is to make sure the boys feel the right amount of confidence, make the right decisions but obviously it didn’t work out tonight. [Thursday].

“We had the ball a lot, we created situations, everything is fine, but at the last moment our decision making is not right at the moment.”