Updated: Jul 6
Klopp says Man City were quicker than Liverpool in mind.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed his Reds lacked fluidity in their 4-0 loss to Manchester.
The Premier League champions were far from their best on Thursday night as they fell to their second loss of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the German said the defeat is a result they’ll have to take on the chin.
The former Dortmund boss said: "Is the game important to us? I saw a brilliant attitude.
"They were quicker than us in mind. We lacked fluidity. Against Man City, you have massive problems.
"We had moments. We had chances, we didn't use them. The result we have to take.
"If you want to lead this story in direction we were not focused, then do it. I liked my team's attitude, you ask again. Isn't it nice another team can be champions when Man City can play so well.
"Man City are incredible. I saw their season, they didn't play a bad game."
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Klopp said: "The game had a lot of key moments and City used them. That is how it is. We had our moments where we were really close to make something but City were really there. They used our mistakes, we didn't use their mistakes.
"The game was open but it clicked more for City than for us. But I wanted to see a brilliant attitude and I saw that the boys were really fighting. Nobody was like 'hey I am coming here, we don't care'. We care a lot. That is how it feels, it feels not good and it should not feel like it is.
"If there is a team in the world that can smash us like this it is probably City but we will come again. Make a few things better and it could look different but for tonight that is it.
"If City are clicking it is uncomfortable to play them. It is very uncomfortable to play us. We had good moments but it is difficult to mention them because we lost 4-0. The boys showed we are ready to fight again."