Klopp admits Liverpool "don’t score enough" ahead of crunch clash with Man Utd

Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool don't score enough goals ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Manchester United.

Since hitting Crystal Palace for seven in December, the Reds have found the net 19 times in 19 Premier League matches.

Creating chances hasn’t been an issue for Liverpool, with 36 attempts on goal recorded in their last two matches.

It’s taking those chances that has been the problem with successive 1-1 draws highlighting their wastefulness in front of goal.

Sadio Mane, Robert Firmino and Mohamed Salah have scored just 11 goals between them since the 7-0 win over Palace – seven of which have come from the Egyptian.

Liverpool’s profligacy is not lost on Klopp, who is seeking a response when his side visit Old Trafford on Sunday.

“Last week (against Leeds and Newcastle) we had 36 chances and scored twice, that is obviously not a number you want,” Klopp said.

“There are two things: we don’t score often enough but we create a decent number and that’s what we have to keep doing.

“We tried to help the boys, we showed them situations like this. Not shouting at them ‘How can you not score in this situation?’, just giving them different options in the moment, helping them with the right information.

“After the (Newcastle) game I was not in a good mood – no-one should have been. The next day it was slightly better but not much.

“Two days later I was completely fine and I watched five or six games of us in two days to try to understand things better.

“You just have to bring yourself again in these decisive situations and when you are there you try to make the right decision and that is what we are working on with a lot of things in training and talks as well, some video sessions.”

Liverpool cannot afford to waste chances against United. The Reds could finish the weekend seven points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea with defeat at Old Trafford.

Only all victory at the home of their great rivals will keep them in the hunt for the last remaining Champions League place.

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