Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum admits the players are facing a situation most have never been in before but insists they cannot afford to play the “victim role”

The 2-0 defeat in 238 The Merseyside derby marked the first time since 1999 that they had lost to Everton at Anfield Worse, their fourth straight loss in the domestic league means they are on their worst run since 1923

Captain Jordan Henderson’s injury leaves Jürgen Klopp with no five options in the center-back, while goals at Anfield have dried up with just two goals – one of which was a penalty – in the last eight hours and 48 minutes

The defending champion is on 30 December fell from the top of the table to December sixth, three points outside the top 4, and with no fans in the ground to offer their support, there could be a tendency in the squad for the season to drop a part

“This is a new situation that we are in right now. We have always scored a goal over the past few seasons when we had so many chances,” he told Liverpoolfccom

“And now we are at a time when we are creating a lot of chances but not scoring the goal”It’s frustrating, especially when you’re on the field playing

“You don’t want to feel sorry for yourself and you don’t want to switch to the role of victim

“You just want to grapple with the situation and try to bring it to a better or happy end, even if you know you have a lot of injuries

“I think this is how we should look at the situation, not be the victims, just try to turn it around”

“We have a lot of games to change that If we see the situation as a victim, it gets worse”

“What we can do is just try to give our all, stay confident, and all work together to bring it (the season) to a better end”

Liverpool are still alive and competing in the Champions League After a performance in the middle of the week that differed significantly from the previous performance, RB led the first leg against RB Leipzig 2-0 in the last two months

Klopp has had positive results in many of these games and knows that he must try to build on these elements to keep the battle for the top 4 places from getting any more difficult

“Not all games were created equal. We were dominant in most of the games. At the crucial moments we either make a mistake or something strange happens,” he said

“So it is: if we make a mistake, it’s almost 100 percent that the opponent will score from it, and if we force them to make mistakes it doesn’t mean we will score immediately”

“It is not an explanation to say that we are really good for three years and in the fourth it is normal to fight

“I don’t see any relationship with the last three years. The boys are still full of lust, but to change football matches and results you have to be decisive in the offensive and defensive moments, and we miss that

“I don’t want to talk about the good parts of the (Everton) game because we lost the derby, but we have to use it again from tomorrow”

“We cannot change the situation by playing badly, that is not possible, but we have to improve at crucial moments, that is clear””

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