An under-strength Liverpool side crashed out of the FA Cup on Monday night, losing 2-1 to Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp decided to make nine changes to the starting XI that lost to Manchester City last Thursday with only James Milner and Dejan Lovren keeping their places.
Within six minutes, though, Lovren suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury and was replaced by 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever.
Hoever performed admirably on his professional debut but many of his teammates failed to show Klopp why they should be starting against Brighton next weekend.
But despite the poor performance from his side, Klopp didn’t blame his players insisting that they simply didn’t have “rhythm.”
“It’s my responsibility. It’s about rhythm, of course,” Klopp admitted, per the Liverpool Echo.
"You know they can’t have rhythm. Div, can he have rhythm? Not really. Daniel? Maybe, a bit more. Alberto? No rhythm.
"And that doesn’t help against an opponent in Wolves who we played here two weeks ago. They are really strong; we won but we knew it was really tough.
"We changed a lot because we had to, not because I just wanted to have a look.”
But Klopp also had another excuse for Liverpool’s loss.
KLOPP BLAMES THE WIND
In his post-match press conference, the German hinted that some players were ill but also blamed the wind.
“We had a few players who were ill after the Man City game,” Klopp said,
“The wind didn’t help, players struggled to control the ball.”
As you can imagine, football fans jumped on Klopp’s comments and didn’t hesitate in mocking him.
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But it’s not the first time Klopp has blamed the elements on a Liverpool defeat.
When they lost to Southampton in the League Cup semi-final, Klopp insisted that the “wind was strange.”
"First half, it was difficult – the wind was really strange, it was difficult to handle," he told reporters.
"You saw one or two balls when the ball stopped in a moment when nobody knew about it. That was difficult for a football-playing side."
Maybe Klopp should just give a bit of credit to the opposition before blaming the wind next time.News Now - Sport News