Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp says his side deserved to lose in the UEFA Europa League clash against Toulouse on Thursday night.

Toulouse took a 2-0 lead in the opening 58 minutes. An own goal from midfielder Cristian Casseres then halved the scoreline in the 74th minute.

Forward Frank Magri scored in the 76th minute, before Liverpool’s Diogo Jota capped the 3-2 scoreline in the 89th minute.

“It was well deserved to lose because they won pretty much all the decisive challenges, battles. We have too many situations where we should have won the ball but we didn’t,” said Klopp.

“On top of that we gave the ball away easily at least twice – one was a goal, the other I am not sure if it was an allowed goal or a disallowed goal. Counter-attack, third goal, last line too deep. Defending-wise it was just not good enough.

“When you concede three goals, then you need to score a lot of goals to still win it and obviously it nearly happened that we got a point here. That wouldn’t have made the game better, but it would have felt better in the table. But that’s it now, so we have to accept it. As I said, well deserved.”

Liverpool, meanwhile, are in third position on the 2023-24 English Premier League point table. They have won seven, drawn three and lost one match. They will play Brentford in the EPL on Sunday.

Yes, the result is the opposite of good here, but the performance was just not good enough. I am not concerned, I just see we have to change and we will, definitely, against Brentford,” added Klopp.

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