Jurgen Klopp has apologised for Liverpool's paltry goals return this season. The 49-year-old, who was appointed at Anfield in October last year, has admitted the Reds' tally of 22 goals from their opening 20 Premier League games is not good enough.
The figure is an all-time low for the Anfield outfit, beating the previous mark of 23 goals after 20 games in the 1970-71 and 1923-24 seasons. Klopp has now admitted improvements are necessary.
"First of all, sorry," he said, according to The Mirror. "The mother of all goals is the opportunities, the chances, so we have to have them and then you have to use them. We need to be more concentrated, be more greedy, be more disciplined, be more everything.
"It's not dreamland – we have to work. We know the numbers and it's not good but we can do better."
Klopp claimed a lack of confidence is to blame for Liverpool's uninspiring goals return. However, having seen his side put six past Southampton in the League Cup in December, Klopp thinks they have the potential to be more ruthless in front of the onion bag.
He said: "We aren't in situations enough but we are often in situations where we can score goals and we don't use them. You need confidence, you need to run. We made goals in several games, six against Southampton, so we know where the goal is, that is the good thing. But we have things to work on."
Liverpool currently occupy eighth position in the Premier League after their 2-0 loss to West Ham United at the weekend, leaving them six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.