Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's defeat to Napoli was a 'horror show'

Jurgen Klopp calls Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli a ‘horror show’ as he admits it was his WORST game in charge of the club in his seven year spell… The German insists eight of his players were below their normal level

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says defeat against Napoli was worst at club
  • Klopp suggested that the players were not at the normal level during loss
  • Napoli scored four goals inside 47 minutes during the match against the Reds 
  • Reds will be back in action in the Champions League as they face Ajax at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool put in a ‘horror show’ of a performance during their defeat to Napoli in the Champions League fixture last week.

The Reds were well beaten at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium by Napoli as they conceded four goals in the first 47 minutes of the game.

Luis Diaz did strike back in the 49th minute, but it was only a consolation as Liverpool could not find any more joy in front of goal for the rest of the match.

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s defeat against Napoli is his worst since taking over the club

In his pre-Ajax press conference, Klopp admitted that it was his worst game in charge of Liverpool since taking over the club seven seasons ago. 

He said: ‘It was a real horror show. It was the worst game we played since I have been here. Some will point at games against Aston Villa for example.

‘But in those games there were glimpses of us, but in this one there was nothing. We have to understand why.

Napoli scored four goals in the first 45 minutes of the match as they defeated Liverpool

‘We met with the players, I watched the Napoli game a lot and we saw horrors. The players knew as well.

‘Eight out of the eleven were below the level that they normally play.

‘You solve all individual problems as a team and that’s the first thing we have to do, to follow a common idea again.

‘My teams are based on a real foundation if not nearly perfect defending.

Klopp felt that Liverpool could have conceded more than the four goals they did against Napoli

Luis Diaz scored a goal for Liverpool against Napoli but it did not inspire a comeback

‘We could have conceded more in this game, we could have scored a couple more, but the fact we could have let more in is really crazy.’ 

Klopp held a meeting with the players after the game in order to outline to the players what went wrong in the match, but insisted that no blame was put on any individuals. 

‘We had a meeting, showed them the situations and I didn’t have to say a lot [about Napoli], Klopp added. ‘The players know. We brought ourselves to this situation.

‘We had obvious football problems which was from misjudgments. Everyone wanted to sort it by themselves. There was no structure.

‘We had 4 or 5 days now of absolute truth. Not to knock the players down, just to make sure where we are now, this is the starting point for us to sort the problems together on the pitch. There was no pointing at each other.’

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold was caught out of position for Napoli’s third goal

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