Klopp slams Liverpool players

English Premier League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not happy with his players after throwing away a two-goal lead against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Reds fell three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after drawing 2-2 with Brighton at Anfield after taking a two-goal lead.

Klopp was critical of the players' body language and claims the result felt like a loss on the day.

"It feels like a defeat," the Reds manage told BBC Sport after the game.

"It’s not only because we were 2-0 up and didn’t win, it’s because the game I saw, we scored two of the most beautiful goals I’ve ever seen us score, which were disallowed.

"The pressing goal for Sadio was just unlucky. If you want to teach pressing, you would show this situation. But disallowed for handball, I guess.

"[The] top moments in the first half where we showed how we can hurt Brighton. [We] played some top passes through the centre and played really good football but were only 2-0 [up].

"In the second half, we were not good enough. The body language I didn’t like it all. It was like ‘oh my God, it’s really tough’. Yeah, it was clear before the game.

"The best way to defend Brighton is to have the ball yourself and play in the spaces where they are exposed, but we didn’t do that and that’s a problem."

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