Jurgen Klopp wants his players to respond immediately after the Reds lost in disappointing style to Swansea City on Monday evening.
After traveling to Wales coming off the back of a hugely impressive win against Manchester City, Liverpool were beaten at the hands of rock-bottom Swansea City.
It was the Merseyside outfit’s first defeat in three months but the manner of the defeat was more worrying as Jurgen Klopp was able to take very little of worth back with him to England.
Roberto Firmino very almost earned his side a point in injury time but his header hit the post. Even if he had found the back of the net, the Brazilian would only have been able to earn his side a draw and Klopp sees this as irrelevant given the way his side played.
“If you take a point, yes, we have a longer [unbeaten] run but it doesn’t make the game better. That’s what we have to think about,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I don’t forget that the boys delivered in the last few weeks and months but, for the moment, it doesn’t help. We need to feel both – it’s not about thinking about what we did well. We need to deliver all the time, we know that, and we didn’t deliver.
“It’s hard work on a night like that, Swansea fighting for their life. I don’t expect free-flowing football.”
Klopp continued, telling Liverpool’s official website that he expects an immediate reaction from his players, with West Brom hosting the Reds this weekend at the Hawthorns.
The German continued: “The last situation was maybe the clearest one. We threw everything in their box, to be honest. We nearly used it but it doesn’t make the game better.
“No points or one point is maybe a big difference at the end but now, again, we have to strike back immediately. That’s what we will do.”