Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said that he was frustrated with two “massive” mistakes that led to Chelsea’s opener in Tuesday’s FA Cup defeat to the Blues.
Having made a brilliant save, Adrian was at fault for Willian’s opener as a straight but powerful shot cannoned off his arm into the net.
In the second half, the Reds were undone by a quick breakaway from Ross Barkley, who had options either side but chose to smash the ball home.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, Klopp insisted that while he was less than happy with being dumped out of the cup, there were plenty of positives to take from defeat.
“Losing 2-0 is not good but in this case is relatively easy to explain,” the manager said. “We made two massive mistakes around the goal.
“Adrian made a super save a few seconds before and then it’s a really good shot from Willian but we lost the ball before that.
It went our way for so long because we defended outstanding. You didn’t get a lot of chances against us. But now we are conceding too many goals, that’s true.
“I’m not worried about momentum. You have to get it to keep it, we always have a chance to get it back.”
Liverpool have now failed to score in two consecutive matches, but Klopp said he is not worried.
“The facts are there. It’s much more easy to explain when you win compared to when you lose. I haven’t got much argument,” he said.
“The numbers are not cool. But the difference isn’t 100 miles away. It’s little things, but they make a difference.
“We never thought it would be an easy game tonight. It was always difficult. We didn’t do good enough in decisive moments and we have to accept that.
The performance was not bad. It wasn’t like Watford. Tonight was a super intense game. A lot of sprints, a lot of spaces in midfield. You need accelerations constantly. That performance tonight, I’m not concerned about. But we made mistakes.”
Liverpool, who need four wins from their final 10 Premier League games to be crowned champions, host Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.