Jürgen Klopp on conceding goals, possible signings, jokes about title race, injury update

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp indicated some dissatisfaction at the last two Premier League games which has seen his side drop five points, and fall six points behind Chelsea in the title race, while addressing the media at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's trip to Middlesbrough - as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds have managed to score five goals in their last two games, but concede six with their defence, and goalkeeper Loris Karius coming in for a lot of criticism, but seemed to defend his players after a string of negative comments from pundits.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the matchLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the match

Klopp is quoted by the Liverpool Echo, saying: "As a manager, if you concede goals, how can you be happy? But they're all different. I don't want to be part of media discussions.

"Yesterday we had a little bit of a problem, there is a clear rule, the boys are responsible for the good things and the bad things.

"I remember my meeting and it was about striking back, then we were really too offensive, no protection.

"We're not happy with the last two games, but things like this happen and you must be prepared for it and use it."

Klopp seemed pretty relaxed about his side's position in the title race, joking: "It's decided."

He then added: "I think it makes absolutely no sense to count the points between you and the other teams at this stage of the season."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates their second goalLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates their second goal

The Reds' boss also seemed to drop a hint in terms of what positions they would look to address in the January transfer window - hinting that a move for a forward player, if any, could be on the cards.

"The winter transfer market is the most difficult. We are always looking.

"If you watch our bench, very experienced in defence & not offence. If the situation stays like this it is clear we have open eyes."

Klopp has confirmed that Emre Can is a doubt for Wednesday's game after missing the 2-2 draw with West Ham United because of a knee injury but should be fit for the Merseyside derby against Everton the following Monday. Marko Grujic is currently recovering from a tendon injury. It's unclear whether Dejan Lovren will be available after he was substituted at half time with cramp in the hamstring. 

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