Saturday, 17 November, 2018


Liverpool's 1-0 flop at Swansea leaves Klopp frustrated

Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski makes a save at Anfield Liverpool's 1-0 flop at Swansea leaves Klopp frustrated
Noah Ferguson | 23 January, 2018, 16:48

Liverpool travelled to south Wales following a stunning 4-3 triumph over Premier League leaders Manchester City, but they came unstuck against the division's bottom side.

Klopp said he had no plans to simply sign a player to show potential critics his team had replaced Coutinho. Swansea stay bottom but are now just three points off 17th!

But Liverpool boss Klopp said: "No Liverpool player of this squad would leave - and not just because we say it but due to their commitment to the club".

"We were just not good enough, especially in the first half. We have to make them play the way they don't like".

"We gave them the opportunity to score and then we did exactly what Swansea wanted".

But fresh from dramatically ending Manchester City's unbeaten run, the Reds ran into a determined Swansea side desperate to close the gap on the strugglers above them.

Liverpool piled on the pressure in the closing stages but Can and Salah wasted stoppage-time opportunities before Firmino nearly broke Swansea hearts.

From a Swansea corner from the right, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk could head the ball only back into the danger area where it hit the shins of Federico Fernandez.

It summed up an awkward league debut for Van Dijk, who had previously only played in one FA Cup tie since his record £75 million move from Southampton.

"I am frustrated", Klopp said. They didn't on Monday and that happens, but if the Swansea manager thinks those tactics will work every time he's mistaken.

"He probably has a season ticket".

"But of course, we are not here to help Swansea".

In contrast to their clinical performance against City at Anfield, Liverpool were wasteful and guilty of missing a number of first-half chances.

"We could have equalised at the end, but didn't have that luck".

Roberto Firmino nearly rescued a point for Liverpool in stoppage time when his header came back off a post, but that would have been harsh on Swansea, who are showing a big improvement under Carvalhal.

The Portuguese likes to use seafood metaphors to describe players as either lobsters or sardines, but this time he was borrowing motor racing analogies as he left Liverpool on the hard shoulder.

Fourth-place Liverpool are only two points ahead of Tottenham in the race to secure one of four qualification spots for next season's Champions League. They desperately need forwards to address their scoring woes and have quite a few targets in their mind: with Andre Ayew being one of them.

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