But the Reds boss maintained the drop off cannot be laid at the door of either his all-action style or the physical condition of his players.
“The physical reports are not telling us anything except that they are still as high in all parts as they were before, especially in distance,” he said. “It’s not about the things you can measure. It’s not a fitness problem.
“Football is about decision-making and you have to make the right decision at the right moment and obviously we didn’t do that often enough.
“If you make the right decision [after] preparing chances, you have to score. That’s how it is. We have had the chances and could have won at United and could have beaten Swansea.”
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Liverpool predicted XI to face Wolves in FA Cup
Thu, January 26, 2017
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Who will Jurgen Klopp start against Wolves in the FA Cup?
Southampton denied Liverpool a Wembley final in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg on Wednesday but Klopp’s men have a chance to take a step towards another today when Wolves visit Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
And the Reds boss conceded today’s lunchtime kick-off gives them a good opportunity to inject some much-needed momentum into a flagging season.
Yet he will still rotate his squad in order to give a break to key players with one eye on the visit of Chelsea next Tuesday.
“Where we can make changes we will do it because of intensity and all that stuff, but we will have a really good side,” he said. “We have the possibility to play players who played on Wednesday to half-time or 60 minutes.”
Lying in wait today is Wolves boss Paul Lambert, who is ready to make things more ugly still for Klopp.
After watching Southampton’s success, he knows he will have to take the Reds “out of their comfort zone” again to pull off another upset.
Liverpool were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Southampton on Wednesday
“We were fantastic in the Stoke [in the last round] game when nobody gave us a chance,” Lambert said.
“We will go there and enjoy occasion and the game, but the only way you can enjoy the game is if you get a foothold in it.
“I have to find a way of upsetting them and making it ugly and take them out of their comfort zone.”
Wolves will be without goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is starting a suspension following his red card in last weekend’s 3-1 Championship defeat at Norwich.
Adam Lallana remains a doubt for Liverpool having sustained a gash which required stitches and Klopp will make a late decision over Nathanial Clyne, who missed the Southampton match with a rib injury.
Joe Gomez, who is on the verge of signing a new and improved five-year deal to stay at the club, could figure at the heart of defence.