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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is angry after below-par 2-1 win at Swansea

Published 01/10/2016

Francesco Guidolin suffered another defeat against Liverpool
Francesco Guidolin suffered another defeat against Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp spoke about his anger at half-time after Liverpool fought back to pile the pressure on beleaguered Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin.

Liverpool - who lost Adam Lallana to a first-half groin injury which has ruled him out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia - were below-par in south Wales as they trailed 1-0 at the break to an early Leroy Fer goal.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates his side's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates his side's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PA
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (C) celebrates scoring their first goal to equalise 1-1 during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on October 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
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SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Leroy Fer of Swansea City scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Leroy Fer of Swansea City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Leroy Fer of Swansea City (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City (R) during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool looks on while sitting on the bench during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool takes a selfie photograph with a fan while arriving at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool (L) and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool (R) share a joke prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Swansea City's Italian head coach Francesco Guidolin arrives for the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on October 1, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp walks on the pitch ahead of the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on October 1, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge takes a picture with a young fan before the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PA
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho arrives for the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PA
Liverpool's Sadio Mane arrives for the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PA
Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin arrives for the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PA
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: A fan makes his way to stadium during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Wayne Routledge of Swansea City arrvies at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Leroy Fer of Swansea City arrives at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Leroy Fer of Swansea City arrives at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Chris Coleman and Leon Britton of Swansea City speak prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Francesco Guidolin, Manager of Swansea City high fives the Swansea City mascots prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Francesco Guidolin, Manager of Swansea City high fives the Swansea City mascots prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jack Cork of Swansea City arrives at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shakes the hands of some fans while arriving prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool arrives at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool arrives at the stadium prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

But Roberto Firmino and James Milner rewarded a much-improved second half performance to secure a 2-1 win and hand Liverpool a fourth straight Premier League victory.

"I was very angry. I have lost a lot of football games, but today makes no sense," Liverpool manager Klopp said.

"We were not ready and it is my responsibility. It was not good.

"The build-up was too static, no movement.

"We were never compact enough and we lost a lot of balls.

"We got better in the second half and when we let the ball roll it became difficult for Swansea.

"The second half was better, but still not brilliant."

Firmino levelled with his fourth goal of the season, a 54th-minute header, before Milner swept home his third penalty in two games six minutes from time.

Liverpool's win took them to within two points of leaders Manchester City - who play at Tottenham on Sunday - and was their fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.

But Klopp said Liverpool needed to show greater discipline after the international programme, the Reds returning from the two-week break with a home game against Manchester United on October 17.

"It was not a day we should lose," Klopp said.

"I didn't think this would be a bad day, there was no sign in training.

"We lost patience and were moaning about decisions. We need to stop that.

"We were angry with ourselves, but we got cooler.

"In my job I can see that, but not change a lot until half-time.

"It's important that when you are not brilliant, you are still able to win."

Swansea have not won a league game since the opening day of the season and speculation looks set to swirl around Guidolin's future.

Ryan Giggs and former United States manager Bob Bradley have been linked with taking over at the Liberty Stadium, and Guidolin accepted before the weekend that he could be out of a job if Swansea lost to Liverpool.

But the Italian insisted he was not bothered about speculation over his future and said: "This not my problem. My job is to work with the players and prepare the team for games.

"I am worried for the table, not my position. It is not good. We need more points.

"I am sure in the future this team can turn the situation around.

"The relationship between me and my players is perfect, they have good quality and characters.

"I don't know what happens tomorrow, or next week. But w e are working hard to improve and we will continue to do so."

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