Klopp is confident he can halt Liverpool’s slump after disappointing Molineux trip

Jurgen Klopp remains confident he is the right man to turn Liverpool’s form around after they continued their terrible season and lost 3-0 at Wolves on Saturday.

Liverpool suffered their third away defeat in as many league games this year at Molineux, falling to another damaging goal when Craig Dawson and Ruben Neves followed up Joel Matip’s early own goal.

The Reds are now 11 points out of four places in 10th place, having lost more league games this term (six) than in the last two seasons combined (five).

Klopp has previously announced his desire to oversee a rebuild at Anfield, and the German remains convinced he is the right man for the job despite Liverpool’s slump.

Asked if he was confident he could help Liverpool bounce back, Klopp said: “Yes, yes, absolutely.

“I know my job, you know my job, it’s not going to explain here how I can build my team. You will judge me, which is fine. But today was not good enough, what have I done.”

When asked if Liverpool’s run of four games without a win in the Premier League worried him, he said: “How can I not be worried? I can’t sit here and say it’s OK. I was asked outside the it was about last season, playing 63 games.

“Yes, of course, it’s clear that it affected the first part of the season, but how long do we want to suffer from that? It’s now February. We had a whole week to prepare.

“We are fit, we are there now, maybe there was a problem earlier in the season, of course, when we had injuries – everything is clear now.

“But for today the first 12 minutes are not allowed, I have to say that, but we did it anyway. That’s true and that’s the result.”

Asked if he had lost faith in the players who almost brought a historic fourth last season, Klopp said: “I don’t think they are at their best at the moment and do I like that? No. But I still know how good they are and how good they can be.

“But football, and life, is not like this. We work every day and it’s not about him, him or her. So, these things happen because we can’t help ourselves in these moments.

“These are the situations we have to go through. I don’t lose faith in the boys or whatever, but I see where we can improve.”

Liverpool have conceded more goals in the opening five minutes of Premier League games than any other team this season (five), with goalkeeper Alisson struggling to explain the Reds’ failure quickly.

“In a 90-minute game, you have to do it consistently for the whole game,” he told Premier League producers. “We showed today that you can take a penalty for 15 minutes and that’s what happened.

“We have the same players who have achieved so many great things at this club and we are not doing well. It’s hard to say why.

“I’m not saying that I don’t have confidence that we can’t bounce back. I’m so disappointed about tonight’s game. We have to keep working.”

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