Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp described Thursday's 1-0 home loss to Chelsea as a "massive blow" as his side set an unwanted club record of five successive home league losses.
A sixth Premier League defeat in their last nine games left the champions in seventh, facing the prospect of finishing outside the top four. The extent of Liverpool's frustration was there for all to see when top scorer Mohamed Salah was substituted just past the hour -- the Egyptian clearly baffled by the decision as he took his place on the bench shaking his head.
"Unfortunately, we cannot say it is only at home," Klopp said. "It is not about Anfield or whatever, it is in general, too often. In the decisive moments we have to improve.
"We have to show our quality in these moment and we don't do that often enough. It is a massive blow. It is not done yet. We have to win football games."