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    Monday, 3 October 2022

    Jurgen Klopp uses Ronaldo to describe Liverpool season woe

    When describing the Reds' current slumping, Jurgen Klopp often mentions Cristiano Ronaldo

    Klopp in a press conference ahead of Champions League meeting with Rangers

    The Liverpool manager linked his players' low confidence to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner who has mostly been on the Manchester United bench this season.

    Since the start of the season, Liverpool has only won two of their seven Premier League games. On Saturday afternoon, the Reds played a 3-3 draw  with Brighton and Hove Albion.

    Liverpool succumbed to two goals against the Seagulls before Leandro Trossard heroically scored a last-minute hat trick to level 3-3. Despite Liverpool's dismal run of form.

    Manager Klopp held a press conference on Monday to discuss his team's mindset ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Rangers. He explained to his team members that they're feeling the same way Ronaldo does about not winning games, adding that they'd need to find new confidence before long.

    Klopp said: "Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment is at the top of his confidence? It happens to all of us. "Lionel Messi last season pretty much the same. You have to take a step in the right direction and when you're ready, it's back.

    "In individual sports you can fight yourself through it. In team sport, you have to do it together. It can be more complicated."

    On playing Rangers amid his side's poor form, Klopp added: "Had we won the Brighton game it would have been a different feeling but with similar problems.

    "It was only two years ago we were in a similar situation when we lost all our centre-halves but we found a way out by working on it. That's what we will do this time.

    "We realised after [losing to] Napoli it was a low point and we had to change things quickly. We didn't play Wolves, played Ajax, then didn't play Chelsea and couldn't keep up anything from the Ajax win. Then we played Brighton, a really good team and conceded two early goals.

    "When you spot a problem and think you have the solution and you expect the solution to be instant and influential. That's in football never the case."

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