Kolo Toure bemoans Liverpool's organisation in defeat to Manchester United but says league is crazy

Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

Liverpool's poor defending contributed to Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal as the Reds lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Anfield.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has said the side must be better when it comes to their concentration after conceding another goal from a set-piece as they lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Anfield yesterday.

United's short corner then saw a header from Marouane Fellaini hit the bar before Wayne Rooney lashed home to give the visitors all three points with their only shot on target - with the opportunity proving costly.

The Ivorian, who was largely impressive at Anfield, told the club's official website: "We need to organise better.

"Rooney was at the back on his own to score his goal and it's very frustrating. I feel down, like all the team, but that's football.

"Sometimes you play well and lose, sometimes you play not so good and you win. We need to carry on playing and focusing to avoid that kind of situation."

As a result it looks as if any ambitions of Liverpool finishing in this season's top four are a long shot at best as they now trail fourth-place Tottenham by nine points and have five teams between them.

Toure, though, doesn't seem to have given up hope as he feels the crazy nature of the Premier League this season gives Liverpool hope - especially if they manage to string a few good results together.

He added: "This league is crazy. Anything can happen. We just need to carry on putting in that kind of performance."

Not many will say the Liverpool performance was bad as they created numerous openings but failed to capitalise - which along with their defending is a major problem for the side. 

A lot of what they have done in between seems to be very good on the eye but it's not getting them results as defensive lapses and a lack of cutting edge is holding them back from making tangible progress. 

Goals at both ends of the field proves to be a problem for Jurgen Klopp's side and he needs to find a way to plug them at one end and open the floodgates at the other in order to see improvement in the second half of the season. 

Given that Liverpool are on 31 points with 16 games to go, the chances are that they will need to average better than two points per game between now and the end of the season to have a realistic chance of making the top four. Given what they have shown so far, that is a really tough ask. 

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