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Jurgen Klopp admits he was 'wrong' about Liverpool problem everyone could see

Daniel Marland

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Jurgen Klopp admits he was 'wrong' about Liverpool problem everyone could see

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed his side will look to sign a midfielder before Thursday's transfer deadline - admitting he was 'wrong' to overlook the problem.

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Klopp suggested he didn't need reinforcements in the middle of the park during pre-season.

Four of Liverpool's midfielders are currently sidelined through injury however and the Reds are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.

When asked about potential incomings ahead of Saturday's clash with Bournemouth, Klopp replied: "That changed of course.

Jurgen Klopp's side are yet to win a Premier League game this season. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Jurgen Klopp's side are yet to win a Premier League game this season. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"I know we have had this discussion since it all started and I am the one who said we don’t need a midfielder and you were all right and I was wrong.

"That’s the situation. There is really nothing more to say about it. We are looking for it, and if it is the right player we need him and if it is not the right player we don’t need him."

Thiago, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all absent from the squad which slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United on Monday.

Fabinho was only fit enough to come off the bench and it saw Liverpool start with James Milner, captain Jordan Henderson and teenager Harvey Elliott.

They were overrun at Old Trafford and didn't have enough manpower to change the game.

Jordan Henderson and James Milner started in Monday's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Jordan Henderson and James Milner started in Monday's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Liverpool played all 63 games available to them last term, winning the Carabao and FA Cup but losing the Champions League final.

They took the Premier League title race to the final day too, before Manchester City sealed their fourth league title in five years with dramatic victory over Aston Villa.

Klopp was asked if his team are suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, but he rebuffed the claims.

"No hangover," the 55-year-old insisted. "That is not an excuse. That season is gone. Some players had for sure too many games and then only three weeks off. Is that enough? Probably not, but the boys are used to it.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez embrace. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez embrace. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"It is the start not the finish or the middle part of the season. We really want, and have to do better.

"Our supporters know if you want to support a club without any kind of drama or lows then you cannot choose Liverpool.

"This is the first proper fightback early in the season."

Featured Image Credit: Liverpool

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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