Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool crisis is one of his lowest moments

Jurgen Klopp was forced to dismiss Fulham claims they simply wanted victory more after watching his side collapse to yet another dismal Anfield defeat.

But the Liverpool boss did confess that he had hit one of the lowest points of his managerial career as Mario Lemina’s goal inflicted a sixth straight home defeat on his team – their worst run in the club’s entire history.

The celebrating London club questioned Liverpool’s mentality after only their second ever win at Anfield, when midfielder Harrison Reed said his team had more desire.

“We did want it more, that was evident on the pitch from the first whistle and a big factor in getting three points today,” he said with a brutal barb at the champions.

“We came here with confidence. The manager breathed belief into us. We talked about coming here and winning. Not getting a point. Coming here and winning, and the first half we were superb.”

Klopp was gracious in defeat, admitting that a Fulham side still fighting the spectre of relegation thoroughly deserved their victory, but he insisted that his side don’t lack desire or commitment, despite Reed’s pointed comments.

“Look, the winner is always right. I understand they can say those things, because the winner gets to be always right, but I don't see that problem,” he replied.

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“My boys wanted it. Believe me, they want to win games. I see how much it hurts. It’s easy to judge it that way because Fulham won, so you say they wanted it more.

“But I don’t think that’s the problem. I don’t have to stand here and say we’re fighting for this or that.”

Klopp though, admitted he was at a low ebb in his career. Asked if it was one of the lowest points in his managerial reign, he replied: “I would wish to say no but yes it is.

“That’s not a problem. I don’t always have to have the best times. This team is an extreme team. We were extremely successful and now we have an extreme situation as well but we will fight through.”

Klopp also admitted that he can’t even think about Liverpool’s top four chances now, because they have to simply think about how they can win a single game again, never mind a run of them.

Asked about the prospect of finishing in the top four, he said: “It's really not my concern at the moment. We cannot think about that. We have to win a football games. We have to win one football game, that would be helpful at the moment.”

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