Liverpool’s title-winning season was marred by some of the worst performances in the Premier League, and Jurgens Klopp was scathing about his side’s performance against Newcastle.
The German, who is now in charge at Borussia Dortmund, described his side as “the best team” in the league after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.
“It was a tough season, a very difficult season, because we are the best teams in the whole world,” Klopp said.
“We were able to make some changes in our team, we have a good team, and we won the league.”
However, he admitted that his team’s performance was not what it should have been, despite having a top-four finish.
“I was disappointed because we played with a lot of confidence, we scored goals, we created chances,” Klopp added.
Read more: Liverpool’s first-half defeat to Newcastle was the Reds’ worst in 20 yearsThe Reds, who have won just two of their past 11 league matches, are currently fifth in the table with 15 points from 14 games.”
So I think we are disappointed, but we know that we are better than this.”
Read more: Liverpool’s first-half defeat to Newcastle was the Reds’ worst in 20 yearsThe Reds, who have won just two of their past 11 league matches, are currently fifth in the table with 15 points from 14 games.
However, they will be hoping that their victory over the Magpies in the Capital One Cup last month is a wake-up call for their rivals, who they beat 5-1 in the first leg of their semi-final last season.
Klopp said: “I don’t think there is any doubt.
I think Newcastle is a team that is always strong in the end, and they are very difficult to beat.”
So I hope that we can get the result we deserved.
“The Reds are now nine points adrift of Arsenal for the title, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all in the hunt.