Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is not sure whether his Liverpool players were listening when he outline their tactics for the Leicester City game.
Liverpool fell foul of trademark Leicester plays as Jamie Vardy hugged the offside line and continually found himself in a foot race with Lucas Leiva.
Klopp’s tactics were slammed by Jamie Carragher at half-time, but the Liverpool boss hinted his players did not play as he told them to.
‘If you play well and lose matches then that’s just football,’ said Klopp after the game.
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‘But it looks like we never spoke about the strength of Leicester and that’s the trouble.
‘I have already spoken in the dressing room to the players, that performance was not enough for sure.
‘We have to try with everything we have to do better.’
Liverpool’s terrible start to 2017 continues with the Reds collecting just one league win since the start of the year.
Klopp’s side are currently plummeting down the Premier League table, but the German cannot understand why the same problems keeping cropping up in games.
‘If you are not good enough you lose football games,’ he said.
‘I have no reason for this at the moment.
‘You can always find excuses but I’m not ready to look for one.
‘We had opportunities to do more throughout the game – we changed system at half-time but the crosses into the box were not good enough.
‘We could have scored a second goal and that may have changed the game.’