By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jurgen Klopp revealed that he was bursting with anger after Liverpool slipped to a 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday.
It was the Merseysiders’ third away defeat in four Premier League matches, following setbacks at Watford and Newcastle in December.
Goals from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll maintained West Ham’s excellent home form this season and clinched a rare home-and-away double for the Londoners over their more glamorous opponents.
West Ham climbed to fifth in the table after defeating Liverpool, while Klopp’s side are now in eighth position ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures.
The Liverpool manager accepted that his team deserved to finish on the losing side at Upton Park but was furious at the lack of intensity from his team.
“It is not a day for being disappointed, it’s a day for being angry at ourselves,” Klopp said on BT Sport. “Who wants to see 90 per cent? You cannot win a football game at 90 per cent or 95 per cent.
“I’m really angry today because we could have got so much more because everybody could see in the moments we play football what could happen. Today, we deserved to lose.
“We always had the ball, we could have made much more chances but we didn’t. We have to again accept that we didn’t play like we should.”
Liverpool have Capital One Cup and FA Cup clashes before their next Premier League match against Arsenal on 13 January at Anfield.