Jurgen Klopp admitted he “gets angry” when Liverpool fall short of their standards after his side suffered a shock defeat at Southampton.

Danny Ings put a dent in his former club’s Premier League title aspirations when he cleverly lobbed goalkeeper Alisson Becker to secure a 1-0 win on Monday night.

Liverpool enjoyed most of the possession at St Mary’s, but their first shot on target only came in the 75th minute as they failed to score for a second successive game.

The reigning champions remain top of the table on goal difference from Manchester United, but Klopp knows his players need to quickly find their form.

“I know they are great guys, super boys, fantastic football players, but tonight they were not good,” the Reds boss said.

“If I think they should have done better then I get angry, not for long, but I get angry. They know that. It was always like this.

“We don’t have to make it bigger than it is, but we didn’t win the last three games. That’s all our fault, mainly my fault, but the boys had a hand as well and we have to change that.

“If you bring yourself (into) a situation like you did tonight, against an opponent like Southampton, then you play with fire.

“Southampton are too good for that, Premier League teams are too good for that, and we don’t score late goals because we did it in the past.

“No, you do that because you put them under so much pressure that they cannot cope any more. Southampton were on the edge of that, but we helped them. That’s all. We were not good enough tonight.”

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Source: https://www.football365.com/news/angry-jurgen-klopp-liverpool-response-saints-loss

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