Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered no excuses after their 1-0 defeat at home to Fulham on Sunday.
Mario Lemina struck the only goal of the game as Liverpool lost a sixth consecutive Premier League game at Anfield.
Klopp said “It was not good enough. Conceded a goal, didn’t score, lost the game. It was not good enough.
“I had a few interviews and tried to explain it. We had to make some changes and wanted to make some more, and it is then clear that it takes a little bit of time to adapt – especially when you know that Fulham is in a really good moment and is anyway a good football-playing side. So that was clear. We started OK with our direction, especially when we sent Mo in behind.
“We had moments, didn’t use them, they had their moments when they played behind our last line, of course, but we didn’t concede a goal [then]. We conceded a goal in the moment when obviously we didn’t expect it and it was only a few minutes before half-time. But we got then more and more used to each other and played some good stuff, created chances, had chances, didn’t score.
“Then the longer the game goes, obviously in our situation it’s not that you get stronger and stronger and stronger. It gets a little bit lesser again and that’s why we lost.”
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Asked about their top four hopes, Klopp insisted: “You can imagine that is really not my concern in the moment. I understand that you have to ask that but I cannot think about that. We have to win football games, we have to win one football game, that would be helpful already and then we will see [with] the rest.”