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Klopp after Brighton draw - "I haven't got the perfect explanation.”

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that Brighton and Hove Albion deserved to secure a point at Anfield yesterday.

The German boss bemoaned his Reds’ ‘bad start’ to the match against the fearless Seagulls as the hosts conceded two Leandro Trossard goals within seventeen minutes.

The Brighton players were looking to impress their new boss Roberto de Zerbi and they did.

Roberto Firmino gave the hosts hope as he found the net before half-time, with VAR overruling the referee's initial offside decision. And in the second half, the Brazilian calmly brought the Reds level [2-2] after a superb combination with substitute Luis Diaz.

Later on, Anfield erupted again when Adam Webster’s own goal handed Liverpool a 3-2 lead. One would have thought Klopp’s team were about to seal a comeback win but Trossard made sure he secured the match ball with another finish to complete his hat-trick and deny the Merseyside club a crucial win.

Following the match, Klopp admitted, "I haven't got the perfect explanation otherwise we wouldn't have the problem.”

Klopp: 'This is a period where we struggle'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "Bad start from us. Very good start from Brighton, who were full of confidence. It looks like it goes in one direction then we find a way back into the game.

"We were getting closer to what we wanted to do. We put them under pressure, not with free-flowing football, but we have to admit Brighton had a lot of chances and it was a deserved point for them. I'd love to talk now after winning 3-2 but we have to work harder and be more consistent to get three points.

"I haven't got the perfect explanation otherwise we wouldn't have the problem, which is obvious. We didn't expect the formation to be honest. But of course usually you can get through it.


"The way they played is really settled. You need a moment to adapt but we were already 1-0. 2-0, bam, we were still not there. Then we got a foot in the game. We could have won. Should we have won? I'm not 100% sure.

"Directly after the game it is a massive knock. Now, slowly but surely, we feel that is just the situation and we will get through. We got a point and not what we wanted.

"We are a dominant team and want to have the ball so when you give these goals away I know it is a problem. We have to find the solutions. We have to keep going. It is nothing in our DNA. It just happens and now it happens more often. This is a period where we struggle. We have to fight through this situation. We cannot fight anymore today though we just have to admit."

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