Curtis Jones slams "crazy" Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp criticism

Liverpool are out of the FA Cup but Curtis Jones insists that there is no need to panic.

Jurgen Klopp ’s side have lost to each of Atletico Madrid, Watford and Chelsea in their last four fixtures – broken up by a narrow win over West Ham.

If the Reds fail to overcome their deficit in the Champions League then the Premier League will be their only chance of silverware in what has been a record-breaking campaign, but Jones is adamant that he and his team-mates will learn from those mistakes.

He said: "It's crazy to think [that] as soon as the club loses a game or two, everybody starts saying that something is going wrong or the players aren't performing well.

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“I would say that every good team has a bit of a blip and that is all this is.

“I’ve got no doubt that the players will bounce back in the best way possible and put that right in the next few games.

“They have only lost one in the league and one here and everyone starts to point the finger and makes us out to sound like the worst team.

“The boys are still confident and I don't think that we are silly enough to think defeat won't come along the way, that is just part of football.

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“Back-to-back defeats like this is definitely one that the boys will learn from and put right in the next game coming up.”

Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley sent Liverpool out of a competition that they have failed to win since 2006.

Klopp said after the match this his side deserved to lose at Stamford Bridge, but dismissed talk that is was linked to their Watford defeat.

“I would really like if you stop mentioning it [the Watford loss],” he told BBC Sport.

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“But we deserved to lose because they scored twice and we made massive mistakes for both goals.

“After that it was a completely open game, we had three-four shots in a row in the first half and Sadio Mane was close to finishing but the intensity of the game is why we made some changes.

“We needed fresh legs and then it needs to settle a bit but conceding does not help.

“The boys reacted well, I liked it but the second goal is a problem and Chelsea defended physically well.”

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