Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp reflected on Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with West Brom in his pre-Bournemouth press conference by admitting that his team needed to perform better to get anything from the game.
Liverpool are unbeaten in eleven matches, but their last two results have only seen them able to pick up two points from Everton and West Brom’s visits to Anfield.
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Klopp reflected on these results by saying:
“Two draws but two completely different games. We played really well against Everton but it was the wrong result. Against West Brom we didn’t deserve luck, it wasn’t a good performance.
“I always think about performance. If we had won 1-0 it wouldn’t have made the performance any better. We have to play better than we did.”
Next up for the Reds is a trip to the south coast to take on a Bournemouth side that have picked up 16 points from their first 14 matches of the season.
Liverpool failed to beat Bournemouth last season. The match between the two sides at the Vitality was a seven goal thriller, with the home side netting a late winner.
Asked for his recollection of this match, Klopp said:
“It was very good until a specific moment. We closed the game too soon in our minds. I don’t think about that game too often.
“They are a football playing side and they have all my respect. Eddie is a really fantastic manager. It will be difficult, 100%.”
Much has been made of Klopp’s choice to rotate his starting XI over the last few weeks, but the Liverpool boss continues to insist that he has total faith in the squad of players at his disposal.
“It’s the job. We have to make sure we have as fit as possible players for specific games. We still think the squad gives us that opportunity.
“Even the players I rotate still have 2 games per week, rather than 3 games per week.
“We had a very important game against Moscow and couldn’t think about anything else. Others teams could rest players for that last round.”