Liverpool defending 'unacceptable' and only 'four-ish' players 'OK' – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side's 4-1 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League in April 2023.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says some of his side's defending against Manchester City on Saturday was 'unacceptable' and admitted that he was only satisfied with about four of his players after the loss at the Etihad.

The Reds were beaten 4-1 by Pep Guardiola's side in the Premier League's early game and drop down to eighth as their chances of a top-four finish suffered yet another setback in what is proving an extremely disappointing campaign.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.