Carvalhal: Liverpool are F1 automotive caught in rush hour site visitors

Roberto Firmino

Jürgen Klopp lambasted his Liverpool side's performance after a shock defeat against the Premier League's bottom club, Swansea City, and insisted he did not suspect any complacency following their impressive 4-3 win over leaders Manchester City.

The 28-year-old was in obvious pain as blood poured from his nose, prompting hasty treatment from medical staff so he could continue to play on in Swansea's efforts to keep out Liverpool's unsafe attack following the Reds' stunning 4-3 victory against runaway leaders Manchester City a week earlier.

"100 per cent we can stay up without signing anyone", Carvalhal said ahead of Liverpool's visit.

Klopp, though, admits his team got what they deserved.

"I felt we didn't deserve to win".

"We needed to make sure there was traffic, we could not let them have open roads to drive in".

"They have a principle that when they lose the ball they are very strong with pressing". I wonder. This was as bad as I've seen them in ages.

The Anfield hammering might have put Carvalhal - who watched from the directors' box - off the opportunity to take over, but he believes his side are vastly improved from that day. In general the team was organised, but those two goals killed the game.


"In general the team was organised, but those two goals killed the game and after that it was very hard to fight". "Nobody told me that I have to think about money because we are always reasonable, we always try to do the right thing".

Swansea are six points from safety but have lost only once in five games since Carvalhal succeeded Paul Clement.

He said: "It's how I see the commitment of the players".

"The dynamic has changed and we've improved, [Jordan] Ayew is doing that at the moment". "Sometimes the players give an extra 20 or 30 per cent".

Liverpool's first real alarm came in the 17th minute when Joe Gomez over-committed trying to intercept and Jordan Ayew was set free by Sam Clucas. The players now have more confidence, more organisation.

Of navigating a way past Liverpool, who remain fourth, the Portuguese added: "They are like a Formula One team but a Formula One team in London at 4pm in the traffic, it is a auto like the others and the speed is hard".

"That's what we had to do against Liverpool, make them play the way they don't like".

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