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Klopp rates Liverpool’s title chances after Burnley defeat

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Jurgen Klopp had his say on the title race after Liverpool saw their unbeaten home run at Anfield come to an end at the hands of Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can’t think about the title as it stands following their shock defeat to Burnley at Anfield.

A 68-game unbeaten league run at Anfield came to an end on Thursday night as the Clarets secured the most unexpected of wins.

Liverpool had 27 shots on goal over the course of the 90 minutes but only six of those efforts tested Nick Pope in the Burnley net.

The game appeared to be heading towards a draw until Ashley Barnes was brought down by Liverpool keeper Alisson as he bore down on goal. A late penalty was given and Liverpool’s home record was in danger of being ended.

Barnes picked himself up to calmly slot home from 12 yards and send the Burnley bench into raptures. On the opposite side, Jurgen Klopp was left in disbelief in the home dugout.

Speaking after the game, Klopp rued his side’s missed chances after dominating most of the play.

“Everything, all the English words, massive, massive punch in the face or whatever, it’s my responsibility, that’s the easy explanation,” he said to BBC Sport.

“Everything, all the English words, massive, massive punch in the face or whatever, it’s my responsibility, that’s the easy explanation.”

“It’s wrong decisions in the moment, three crosses in the box, we tried to find a player, didn’t, it’s my job to make sure the boys are in the right position, that they feel right.”

The result now leaves Liverpool without a win in their last five league games and six points off first-placed Manchester United. For Jurgen Klopp, talk of a title challenge is far at the moment.

He continued: “It’s not about blaming, we have to sort it together and we will. In football you don’t have a lot of time. We tried a lot, in some moments the right things and some not. That’s the problem. You have to break the wall down by trying, in the right mood. We had chances.

“We can’t imagine the title race at the moment.”

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