By Alex Stevens

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he was “angry” at half-time after a “bad” first half from Liverpool in their 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday.

The Merseyside giants were 1-0 down at the break after Leroy Fer took advantage of the visitors’ susceptibility to set pieces by giving the Welsh side an advantage.

But Liverpool fought back in the second half, with Roberto Firmino levelling with a header before James Milner secured the three points with an ice-cool 84th minute penalty.

Liverpool’s fourth consecutive Premier League win lifted them to second place in the table before the rest of the weekend’s top-flight fixtures.

But Klopp was unimpressed with the his team’s first-half display at the Liberty Stadium.

“It was bad,” the manager said, as quoted by This Is Anfield Twitter account. “We weren’t ready for this game. It’s my responsibility we’re ready and we weren’t.

“It was too static. Swansea did well, but we were really too static. It’s not allowed to be that easy.

“We were angry at half-time, but with ourselves. We had to show we could do better.”


Milner’s goals was just a just reward for dominant second half from his team, who have now won five consecutive matches in all competitions.

The Swans remain one point above the relegation zone and have not won in the league since the opening day of the season.

In other Liverpool news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Georginio Wijnaldum’s display against Swansea.