Klopp on slow start at Liverpool: “This is not the end of the world”

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Jurgen Klopp hasn’t gotten off to a dream start at Liverpool, as his side has drawn three straight matches while scoring just two goals total.

It looked like Klopp was going to get his first win this weekend against Southampton, as Christian Benteke headed Liverpool into the lead with less than 15 minutes to play. However, Sadio Mane equalized just minutes later as Klopp had to settle for another draw.

[ RECAP: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton ]

After the match, the former Dortmund-boss said his players are feeling the pressure to score more goals and get a result, but that he is positive they will turn things around.

It’s only a goal, only a game of football. It’s like it’s the last thing in your life and we have to calm this down.

I don’t understand this pressure but the guys feel it. I hope I’m not the only person in the stadium who thought ‘this is not the end of the world’. We can work on this.

We can change a lot of things if it’s necessary but not all things will work from the start. If you work something you are not 100% better the next day.

Klopp said he is pleased with how the team is playing and that he has seen improvements, but supporters are still waiting for results. Liverpool currently sits ninth on the Premier League table, although they have scored just nine goals through ten matches. Only Watford and West Brom have scored fewer.

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Liverpool will have a chance to get their first win under Klopp on Wednesday, when Bournemouth travels to Anfield for a League Cup match. The Cherries gave up five goals at home to Tottenham over the weekend, so it could be a good opportunity to get some confidence on the attack.

Klopp’s next shot to win in the Premier League comes on Halloween with a trip to Chelsea.