Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool side to “wake up” after their latest dismal defeat left them 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Klopp’s Liverpool lurched to another painful and potentially costly defeat as Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia inspired a famous win for relegation-threatened Hull.
Klopp’s sorry recent record now shows just one win from Liverpool’s last 10 games in all competitions after goals from Alfred N’Diaye and substitute Oumar Niasse gave Marco Silva’s men a mighty boost.
“At this moment obviously that was not enough,” Klopp told reporters.
“The first half for sure was not enough. We gave both goals away easily, the overall performance was not like it should be.
“It makes no sense for us to play like this. If we played like we did in the second half for the whole game no team can cope with us.
“But we need to wake up, that was not acceptable.
“I have a lot of thoughts at the moment and I can’t even say a few of them right now because I really need to think about what happened.
“We had a lot of possession, but what is possession? Possession is only good if you create something.
“It was not like we expected from ourselves. We have to take the criticism, think about it, find a few answers and react.”