urgen Klopp admitted his Liverpool facet didn’t take care of Brentford’s “chaos” as Thomas Frank’s males started the New 12 months with a well-known 3-1 victory on Monday night time.
Brentford claimed their first win over Liverpool since 1938 because the Reds’ mid-season resurgence was dropped at an abrupt halt after 4 successive Premier League wins both facet of the World Cup.
In a frantic recreation, the Bees led 2-0 at half-time having additionally had two extra targets dominated out for offside as Liverpool regarded notably weak from set-pieces after Klopp had warned of the menace posed by Brentford’s physicality and directness.
“Brentford has always the chance to create chaos,” Klopp mentioned. “That’s what they do really well and I respect that a lot.
“You cannot defend long balls all the time. They were super direct. That limits them in some aspects but in these kind of games it gives them always the chance to create real chaos.
“That’s what they did, they organised it extremely well and they have all my respect but you cannot defend that clear-cut all the time, you have to fight.”
Klopp additionally accused Brentford of “stretching the rules” with their method to attacking set-pieces.
“Brentford create chaos with set-pieces. When I say they stretch the rules, they do, in offensive set-pieces,” he mentioned.
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s smart, but they do. If you could single out all the situations you would find five fouls but because it’s so chaotic no one sees it in the end.
“So that’s what they do and it’s really good. You know before the game how strong they are from corners. The game got decided by the second goal which was our fault.
“We got away with an offside. That’s all OK, and then we are not awake, they cross the ball and score the second that decided the game. The third goal should not have been allowed but we should have played better.”
Liverpool pulled a aim again after the break by means of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after Darwin Nunez had seen an effort chalked off, earlier than Bryan Mbeumo’s late clincher, which Klopp felt ought to have been disallowed for a foul on Ibrahima Konate.
The defeat means Liverpool missed out on the prospect to go fifth within the Premier League and shut the hole on the highest 4 after a number of of their doubtless Champions League rivals dropped factors over the weekend.
“We can change our position only by winning football matches and tonight is the opposite,” Klopp added. “We can’t gain any points or take any confidence from tonight, nothing from it.
“We have a lot of players not available at the moment and you can see that in the changes, we can’t just throw in offensive players to give someone a rest, everyone has to fight through, that’s the situation.”
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