Jurgen Klopp accepted responsibility for Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
The charismatic German coach cut a dejected figure in his post-match interview with BT Sport and, rather than blaming any of his players, shouldered responsibility for his side’s underwhelming performance. (Scroll down to watch the video).
The Reds led 1-0 at half-time but poor defensive work eventually cost them in the second 45 minutes.
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“At this moment, I’m responsible for this performance,” the Liverpool boss commented. “No criticism allowed for my side, for anybody.
“I’ve spoken to my players already because tomorrow we will split all over the world so that’s how it is.”
Who was really to blame?
However, one suspects Klopp will have been less-than-impressed with the performance of Alberto Moreno.
The Spanish full-back was torn apart by Liverpool fans on social media for his woeful display against his former employers. Jamie Carragher even tweeted: “Jurgen, transfer committee, anyone sign a f*cking left back.”
The tweet in question, however, was quickly deleted.
Poor defending cost Liverpool
The BT Sport pundits also pinned the blame on Moreno, who was at fault for Sevilla’s equalising goal in the opening seconds of the second half.
Kevin Gameiro scored to cancel out Daniel Sturridge’s wonderful opener, before Coke secured the Spanish club’s third successive Europa League title with two goals in six minutes.
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