Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side have been “not recent adequate, mentally and bodily” as Brighton consigned them to a second straight dwelling defeat.
Steven Alzate scored the one goal of the game to inflict further hurt on the Reds’ faltering title safety.
They’re now seven elements behind Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis, having carried out a sport additional.
“It has been a extraordinarily strong week with two away video video games, two very intense video video games,” acknowledged Klopp.
“We appeared really like we weren’t recent adequate, mentally and bodily.”
“There have been plenty of moments the place we gave the ball away too merely, in moments the boys appeared drained mentally. I do know they’ll go the ball from A to B but it surely absolutely did not happen, we made it simple for Brighton nevertheless as well as they did fairly effectively.
“Brighton deserved to win, little doubt about it. For me it’s additional important to hunt out an proof for why we misplaced this sport and understand what occurred proper right here tonight. We did not look convincing.”
After going 68 video video games with out a league defeat at Anfield, Klopp’s side have now moreover misplaced back-to-back video video games there, with Wednesday’s defeat coming two weeks after the 1-0 dwelling loss to Burnley.
It was a deserved loss to the Seagulls too, with Graham Potter’s side having additional pictures, additional on observe and creating the upper possibilities.
“The one rationalization now might be that we’re a fatigued workforce, mentally form of,” added Klopp to BT Sport. “That leads to not the utmost freshness in your legs.
“The one issue we’ll do is use the problems that happen and examine from them. The reply is on a regular basis the avid gamers. It has been a difficult week and tonight it was not adequate. Metropolis are flying and we’ve to hunt out choices.”
Wednesday’s sport was Liverpool’s eighth given that flip of the yr, the an identical amount as Brighton. Manchester Metropolis have carried out 10, as have second-placed Manchester United.
‘As its stands, we’re not inside the title race’
The end result leaves the Reds fourth inside the desk, behind every Manchester golf tools and third-placed Leicester.
“We’ve got been massively disappointing in all places within the park,” defender Andy Robertson instructed BT. “You should give [Brighton] credit score rating for participating in properly. They created possibilities, pressed us – did each factor we would have liked to do. If you do not current up you aren’t getting outcomes.
“We put collectively for every sport utterly totally different. It’s merely not clicking. We’ve got to find an answer to get outcomes, notably at dwelling. You’ll be able to do each factor in teaching.”
Liverpool can get their title safety once more on monitor this coming Sunday, as soon as they face Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis at Anfield.
“Any sport in opposition to Man Metropolis is a big one,” added Robertson. “As this second stands, we’re not inside the title race. We’re seven elements behind them and they also have a sport in hand.
“I’m sure they’d say the an identical within the occasion that they’ve been doubtlessly 10 elements behind. We’ve got to get once more to the Liverpool everyone is conscious of.
“We’re nonetheless an awesome workforce. We do not flip right into a nasty workforce in a single day.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Metropolis gained 2-0 at Burnley to make it 9 wins on the bounce inside the Premier League and 13 in all competitions.
When requested about Liverpool’s title credentials and the importance of Sunday’s sport, Guardiola acknowledged: “In spite of everything [Liverpool] are a contender on the end to be champions, nevertheless it’s for 3 elements like proper this second.
“We’ve received gained six video video games in a row in opposition to teams in lower positions inside the desk. Everyone knows exactly how strong it was to win with lots of these golf tools. We wanted to do our biggest.
“Now come utterly totally different teams, a number of kinds of play. Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, West Ham, the Champions League, United. It’s one different strong group of video video games.
“Proper now we benefit from this sport after which tomorrow we take into accounts Liverpool.”