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Jurgen Klopp 'Can't Imagine The Title Race' After Burnley's Sensational Win Over Liverpool At Anfield

 

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that it is "impossible to lose" after Liverpool suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Anfield on Thursday.

The Reds went into the clash sitting fourth in the table and six points behind league leaders Manchester United.

However, Liverpool were unable to unpick Burnley at Anfield and found their situation took a turn for the worse in the second half as Alisson tripped Ashley Barnes with seven minutes remaining.

Sean Dyche's men were awarded a penalty and Barnes stepped up and fired past the Liverpool shot-stopper to secure all three points for Burnley.

Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Burnley saw their impressive 68-match unbeaten home run in the Premier League come to an end.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp placed the blame on his shoulders and insisted that "things that don't work are my fault."

The Liverpool boss also told BBC's Match of the Day that he "can't imagine the title race at the moment" after his side dropped three points to Burnley.

Klopp explained: "Everything, all the English words, massive, massive punch in the face or whatever, it's my responsibility, that's the easy explanation.

"We had the ball a lot, created some and didn't finish the situations off. That keeps the game open and then they get the penalty -- Alisson told me he didn't touch him, but I didn't see it back.

"It's wrong decisions in the moment, three crosses in the box, we tried to find a player, didn't, it's my job to make sure the boys are in the right position, that they feel right.

"It's a tough one, not easy to explain. These boys are not the kind of person after a 7-0 to think we'll go like this, they worked tonight hard and it didn't happen, if something doesn't work you have to try harder, more often, longer. It was not easy to lose that game and we did it.

"It's not about blaming, we have to sort it together and we will. In football, you don't have a lot of time. We tried a lot, in some moments the right things and some not.

"That's the problem. You have to break the wall down by trying, in the right mood. We had chances.

"We can't imagine the title race at the moment."

Liverpool will now turn their attention to the FA Cup as they face United in the fourth round at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The defending Premier League champions will resume their league campaign next Thursday with an away trip to Tottenham.

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