Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp disappointed after Capital One Cup loss
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt "s---" after his side's Capital One Cup final loss to Manchester City on Sunday, though he was encouraged by his team's play at times.
The Reds lost 3-1 on penalties after 90 minutes and two periods of extra time yielded a 1-1 deadlock at Wembley. After a slow start to the match, Liverpool came alive late, scoring seven minutes from regular time through a Philippe Coutinho strike.
Despite their late push, however, Liverpool couldn't find the winner, and their fate was then sealed in the penalty round much to the German coach's dismay.
"I'm disappointed with the end, pleased with a lot of the things I saw in the game," Klopp told Sky Sports.
"We conceded the goal but we tried everything, scored the goal ... They had a few counter-attacks, we needed a bit of luck, were too open in some situations but we got back in the game.
"We had some situations, it's unlucky, it's one way to lose in a final, it doesn't matter how.
"I don't think we played as well as we could, nor did Man City. We shouldn't have conceded the goal we did, it should not be a goal, everyone knows this.
"We played against Manchester City, but what I say now does not change the result."
While Klopp admitted he would be heading back to Merseyside feeling poorly, he said his players will pick themselves up quickly -- with a league clash against City at Anfield coming as soon as Wednesday night.
"We have so many games, do you think I go home and close the door and stay there for four weeks?" Klopp said.
"You have to feel a defeat, you can't say it is not important. It is how it is. You know you can fall down but you have to stand up.
"Only silly idiots stay on the floor and wait for the next defeat, we will strike back 100 percent.
"You have to feel how it is to lose. It Is really not the best moment but tomorrow morning we can change everything.
"Don't worry, we will go on and we will get better - we have to go the hard way, that is how it is. If we carry on and work really hard, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is really important. Tonight we feel rubbish, s---.''
Klopp, who was forced into an early defensive reshuffle as Mamadou Sakho suffered a head injury, also defended his penalty takers and explained that Daniel Sturridge could not be amongst the five players selected.
"He had cramp in the last few minutes and could not walk -- it was no option, everyone who was available took a penalty,'' Klopp added.