Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp conceded that the mood at the club has changed since the turn of the year after the Reds suffered successive losses.
Klopp’s men were sent crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday by Championship side Wolves, after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton on Wednesday and a 3-2 loss to Swansea City recently.
Liverpool are missing Sadio Mane who was on national duty in the African Nations Cup.
“This is still a very good squad and I am still quite a good manager, even though we have lost the last three games,” Klopp said.
“That doesn’t change, but the mood around us has changed. I have absolutely nothing good to say about the last defeat, the only good thing about the game is that it is over. Now we have the chance to win the next game and we must keep faith.”
Liverpool face the Chelsea challenge next, with a 10-point gap separating the two sides – however, star forward Philippe Coutinho feels his team can recover from the recent setbacks.
“You know the club is very ambitious, the players and the manager all are focused,” the Brazil international said. “Everyone believes in that, and everyone wants to bounce back at this moment.”
“Yes it has been a bad week, but we are looking beyond that. Of course we believe we can win titles under this manager – we are confident that will happen.”
“Like I said before, I have signed because the manager is a winner, and everyone believes in him. I believe in what he does, and everyone inside the dressing room believes he will take this team to titles – that is why I signed a new contract, and that is what we want to do.”
“We have to lift ourselves for Chelsea, that is very important. We have another opportunity straight away to bounce back, and it is a good opportunity, a big game against Chelsea. That is it. We have a few days to prepare everything, and to go again and that is what we must do now.”