Liverpool fell to their second home defeat of the season on Saturday following a 2 – 0 loss to Everton in a much talked about Merseyside derby.
The Toffees finally grabbed their first win against Liverpool at Anfield after 23 meetings, thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson .
Jurgen Klopp’s men have not had it easy this season, as injury continue to pose a major setback for the champions, who have seen their title ambition slip into shadowiness.
The Reds come into the game on the back of a hard-fought 2-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday night, but against a stubborn Everton side, it was a different rhythm entirely as Carlo Ancelotti’s men walked away with their first victory at Anfield since 1999.
Liverpool injury crisis seem to have thickened a bit more after Jordan Henderson limped off injured.
The Englishman, who has starred as a defender a few times for the Reds, owing to a dearth of options at the rear, soon joined his fellow center back alternative Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Fabinho and Ben Davies on the sideline.
Klopp speaking in a post-match conference, revealed his struggle to find out the cause of his side’s alarming drop in form that saw them slip up in the top four race to occupy the sixth position:
“I cannot explain really,” the boss said in a post-match interview. “I think us being dominant in games is becoming a familiar story, but the opponent still scores.”
“We controlled the quality of the opponent well—but the one mistake we make they punish. They could make 10 mistakes, but we didn’t punish.”
You just cannot play football in this heavy wind,” the German went on to try explain. “I am convinced now that God is a Man City fan and that he will do everything to stop us. You can’t win against God.”
“Most importantly we have to admit that they scored twice, and we didn’t so that makes the result. Around their goals I think we created enough but we didn’t finish the situations off. We weren’t clinical.”
The Liverpool boss confirming the severity of Henderson’s injury said: “It doesn’t look like a small injury,” Klopp admitted. “Henderson getting injured is a tough one to take. We will go through this [injury] and in the end we will succeed.”