Liverpool boss Klopp on Forest defeat: We played a new system

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his attack after defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Klopp denies they’re struggling up front after the City ground shock.

He said, “So they defended with pretty much everybody they had and we had to play better. Actually [in the] first half, the problem was all the chances they had or moments they had we set them up by the wrong passes through the centre, it makes no sense – they had nine players there. You cannot control the ball there, that’s not possible, so that’s when they had their moments.

“When we played around that formation then it was immediately dangerous and when we could have little underlaps on the wings and stuff like this. But two things not to forget, we never ever played before in this formation and the most difficult thing in football is to play against a deep-defending side – it was always clear.

“We were obviously lacking up front a bit runs in behind, we were lacking vision in the centre, that’s all true. I thought Curtis [Jones] did really well but is not used to the position. He can play that definitely but he was not even in my thoughts to start, so that all happened last night. But he did really well. But that we then not create that much, I am not concerned about that, I’m not surprised – that’s things that can happen.

“But actually set-pieces count, so when you have to score from them they count. And we forced these set-pieces in moments when we created a situation where they had to defend us. Believe me or not, the way they defend set-pieces, they didn’t want us to be in the area to get a free-kick or a corner. But in the end, we couldn’t use it and that’s our fault and nobody else’s.”

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