Turf Moor setback won’t change Jurgen Klopp’s transfer strategy


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Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp says he would be ‘a real idiot’ if the weekend loss to Burnley made him go out and sign new players.

The Reds had more than 80 per cent of the possession at Turf Moor but they were undone by first-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray.

Klopp insists they must learn from their mistakes and he vows that not giving up cheap goals to the opposition is what he intends to work on, rather than going out and signing new players.

Asked if the defeat to Burnley changed his transfer policy, Klopp said: “If one game should change my mind then I would be a real idiot.”

Liverpool lacked a cutting edge against Burnley but Klopp refused to be downbeat on his side’s mediocre attack.

Instead, he delivered a plea to his players to take better care of the ball.

Nathaniel Clyne’s misplaced pass early in the game quickly resulted in Vokes blasting past Simon Mignolet from 18 yards to give the hosts a platform from which to operate.

The Liverpool boss says they cannot afford such mistakes and admitted it is hard to plan for such lapses in concentration. “It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem.

We should be ready in our development and these mistakes shouldn’t happen anymore, but our training drills did not include us playing the ball at the wrong time to the opponent.

We put ourselves under pressure,” Klopp said. Liverpool go to Tottenham on Saturday, a game they are 2.88 to win. The Anfield men are 2.00 to secure a top-four finish this season.

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