Liverpool can expect to be without Alisson Becker for at least six weeks due to the shoulder injury sustained by the Brazilian keeper.
The Reds’ plans ahead of Sunday’s clash at Villa Park were thrown into disarray when their trusted No 1 suffered the injury in training.
It meant the often-criticised Adrian had to step in – but even he would not have dreamt the 7-2 scoreline in his worst nightmares.
“We created but did not protect ourselves properly so each ball we lost was a massive counter attack.
“That is why we conceded and three goals were deflected. It’s unlucky but it is not a coincidence because it means it was not a proper block.
“There is nobody to blame apart from me and us.”
Klopp refused to pin the blame at any one player, saying they lost as a collective.
Initial reports claim Alisson could be out for two-three months, though Klopp was giving little away.
“It’s long,” he said, when asked how long Alisson would be out for. “Too long for the next few games for sure.
“It looks like a few weeks but we will see.”
Carragher wants Liverpool goalkeeper signing
Adrian did not exactly cover himself in glory for Villa’s opener when a misplaced pass put their defence under pressure.
However, he could do little about many of their others as Villa, time and again, cut Liverpool apart.
Speaking in commentary in the match, Martin Tyler asked Jamie Carragher if Liverpool could consider playing youngster Caoimhin Kelleher against Everton after the international break.
“I don’t know,” Carragher responded. “It might be asking a bit much.”
Turning the spotlight back to Adrian, he added: “Liverpool actually have a pretty decent win ratio with him in the side. It’s just obviously the type of goals he lets in. It’s a worry.”
Carragher then suggested Klopp could be active on transfer deadline day to bring in a new goalkeeper to challenge Adrian.
“It wouldn’t shock me if Liverpool didn’t try to do something on Monday. A new keeper might not have been in their thinking [before Sunday]. It could be now….”