Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has blamed “mental fatigue” for their shock defeat to Brighton.
The Premier League champions suffered another loss at home on Wednesday, days after Burnley ended their almost four-year unbeaten run at Anfield.
Steven Alzate netted the only goal as Graham Potter’s men won 1-0, leaving the Reds seven points off leaders Manchester City, who have played a game less.
Wednesday’s Brighton loss was Liverpool’s sixth in 18 days and following back-to-back wins over Tottenham and West Ham.
Klopp has now blamed the latest defeat on mental tiredness.
“For me the team looked, and it’s long ago since we looked like this, but we looked fatigued, mentally fatigued. That leads to not the best legs as well,” Klopp said.
“It was a tough week and today we were not fresh enough, and that means then not good enough to break the formation of Brighton.”