Liverpool’s hopes of a treble were ended by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Frank Lampard’s men leaving the Premier League and the Champions League as their remaining chances of silverware.
The Reds were outplayed across the pitch as they fell to a third defeat in just four matches, with the performances of Fabinho coming in for particular scrutiny.
Their German manager was reportedly visibly annoyed by the 26-year-old’s disappointing performance, with the absence of Jordan Henderson notable.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated by Fabinho
According to the Liverpool Echo , Klopp became increasingly tetchy as the fixture reached the closing stages, and at one point he threw his arms into the air before gesticulating angrily towards the bench.
That reaction was said to follow Fabinho sending a cross field pass to Neco Williams which ended up behind the youngster and stopping him from bursting toward the Chelsea defence.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp admitted after the match that his side did not deserve to progress into the quarter-finals, with Lampard’s men sealing a much needed confidence boosting result.
“We deserved to lose, because they scored twice and we made massive mistakes for both goals,” Klopp said.
Nobody has to feel sorry for us,” he continued. ”We will win football games and that is what we want to do on Saturday.”
Next up for Liverpool is the visit of Bournemouth in the Premier League that could see them go within three wins of their first league title in 30 years.
Klopp has refused to talk about the title for long periods of the season despite their 22-point lead over Manchester City, but he has insisted that his players are ready to go again.
“Look, it’s alright, the numbers are there, the facts are there, that’s clear,” said…