Frustrated Jurgen Klopp vows to ‘reinvent’ Liverpool after Napoli nightmare and fears rivals will be ‘laughing’ at them

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FRUSTRATED Jurgen Klopp has vowed to “reinvent” his Liverpool squad after they had been embarrassed by Napoli of their Champions League opener.

The Reds had been on the receiving finish of their joint-biggest defeat within the competitors, shedding to the Italian aspect 4-1, and discovered themselves trailing by three objectives at half-time.

Klopp has challenged his Liverpool team to 'reinvent' themselves


Klopp has challenged his Liverpool workforce to ‘reinvent’ themselvesCredit: Getty
Liverpool have won just two games this season and look well off the pace


Liverpool have received simply two video games this season and look properly off the tempoCredit: Getty

It took going behind by 4 objectives for Liverpool to present some intent – with Luis Diaz getting a purpose again.

But Liverpool’s defensive disaster-class has left Klopp fearing rivals are licking their lips and “laughing” at his workforce.

Klopp has additionally hinted at going again to the drafting board tactically, with the workforce swamped by Premier League and Champions League fixtures.

Klopp instructed BT Sport: “So, now we’ve got to… little bit seems to be like we’ve got to reinvent ourselves.

“So there’s a whole lot of issues missing – not in all video games however now.

“The enjoyable half is we’ve got to do this in the course of a Premier League season and a Champions League marketing campaign. 

“In three days we play towards Wolves.

“If they noticed the sport tonight they can’t cease laughing, in all probability, and assume ‘oh my God, that is the right second’.


“I’d say it is the right second.

“But we’ve got to attempt to discover a set-up to be significantly better in just about all the pieces. In three days time, let’s attempt.”

Klopp lower a pissed off determine in his post-match interview, insisting the end result was “powerful to take”.

But he has requested for extra time to discover the reason for the gutless defeat in Naples – time which wasn’t afforded to compatriot Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.

Ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel’s workforce, like Liverpool have started poorly within the league, and on Tuesday misplaced their group stage Champions League opener – at the arms of Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.

Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday – with Graham Potter the frontrunner to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge – regardless of splashing upwards of £250million on gamers this summer time.


Klopp stated on the defeat: “Yeah, actually powerful to take. I’d say it isn’t that tough to clarify whenever you noticed the sport.

“For begin with the 2 penalties… First and foremost, Napoli performed a very good recreation and we did not – that’s the first clarification for the defeat.

“The two penalties we conceded. For positive one, each had been slightly bit unfortunate. Only one goes in.

“And then the following two objectives we served on a plate, fairly a lot, that is not cool and we should always defend it higher within the first place, however then after all within the final second as properly.

“And yeah, 3-0 down having sort of probabilities – by no means actually within the recreation. 

“We weren’t compact neither defensively or offensively.

“Until Thiago entered the pitch I can’t bear in mind one counter urgent state of affairs.

“The purpose for that’s as a result of we’re simply too large, we attempt to kind the state of affairs out ourselves with slightly dribbling right here or there. Cannot actually play collectively, [we] should not related.

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“So it was apparent. Why it occurred? That’s now the query I can’t reply now – give me slightly time to assume about it.

“It’s a very powerful cookie to take however clearly I’ve to take it.”

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