Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the lack of patience shown by critics over his side’s recent stutter in form illustrates what a “crazy place” the world has become.
The Premier League champions have not won in their last four Premier League matches and three games without a goal is their worst run since 2005.
Their current run has seen them drop from first to fourth and Klopp can understand why there is such a debate about their form – but he insists he has to look past it.
“The perception from outside goes really quick; people get very unhappy with the performances when the result is not there,” he said.
“I think I heard somewhere I have to rebuild this team. The world is a crazy place – not only because of the pandemic.
“No-one has time any more and in football we know that. You only get time if you always make steps forward.
“In the moment, after last season, it is clear we didn’t make steps forward and we know that and we want to change that but we change it by playing, not by talking.
“We think about a lot of stuff and most of the things the public think about we think about as well – but not all of them – and for sure we have to be calm in this situation.
“It is not a catastrophe, it is not perfect, but that is not important.
“I saw a lot of good signs in the Man United game (Sunday’s goalless draw) and if we had won everyone would have seen then but because we didn’t win no-one was interested. That doesn’t change my view.
“The boys themselves know that goals are not flying in from right and left at the moment and you just have to work on it. They will come again,” he added before the visit of Burnley on Thursday.
Klopp could be boosted by the return of centre-back Joel Matip after a four-game absence with a groin problem.
He will, however, have to wait for reinforcements for his forward line in the shape of Diogo Jota, who has been sidelined for six weeks with a knee injury.
“Diogo is still a few weeks away (from returning),” said Klopp.