We gave it away says Klopp after Liverpool collapse

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool had only
themselves to blame for a shock 4-3 defeat at
Bournemouth after conceding three goals in
the last 14 minutes on Sunday.

Klopp’s side looked to be cruising to victory
at Dean Court after taking a 3-1 lead midway
through the second half.

But the Reds completely lost their composure
as a series of defensive mistakes allowed
Bournemouth to storm back for their first
ever win against Liverpool in one of the most
dramatic games of the season so far.
Liverpool boss Klopp praised Bournemouth
for refusing to surrender and conceded his
side were guilty of failing to finish off the
“First of all I have to say a deserved win for
Bournemouth. A big fight from them. We
gave the game away at a decisive point,”
Klopp said.

“We opened the door and they ran through
and scored some wonderful goals. So that’s
the deserved result.
“Even when we are in the lead at 2-0 it’s how
we try to play football then we were static.
We gave the game away because we didn’t
play football any more.

“If we learn it’s OK. At 2-0 or 3-1 the game is
not decided but the way we played after we
gave it away. We gave Bournemouth the
ball. These things happen.”
Bournemouth are in just their second season
in the top-flight and this was arguably the
tiny south coast club’s finest hour.

“It would have been easy for our players to
give up and see out time, but our group
knows not to give up,” Cherries boss Eddie
Howe said.
“We scored at the right time, and the easy
thing when you equalise is to sit back and
defend that but thankfully the lads kept
“In the second half we looked like scoring
every time we attacked. For this club and
everyone involved it’s make for a very
special day.
“These days are huge for us. We’d never
been in the Premier League until last season
so we’re making history for the club.” 

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