Mane, Firmino's movements didn't help Liverpool vs. Napoli, says Klopp

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The German handler felt the attacking duo didn't understand what was required of them as they lost out to a late Insigne goal in Italy

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino 'ran too long' which affected Liverpool in the final third against Napoli, according to coach Jurgen Klopp.

Lorenzo Insigne's stoppage-time goal secured a 1-0 victory for Carlo Ancelotti's side against their English visitors in Wednesday's Uefa Champions League clash in Italy.

And the German tactician felt his side's performance was not 'brilliant', singling out two of his attackers' displays.

“Sometimes Bobby [Firmino] ran too long with the ball, or Sadio [Mane] ran too long," Klopp told BT Sport.

“When that happens, you cannot produce. The midfielders or the full-backs tried to go forward, but we lost the ball and had to go back in the other direction.

“It was intense, but we caused the intensity of the game ourselves.

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“It was an interesting looking group before we started and it's still interesting now.

“We want to play better than we did tonight, but even if we don't play brilliantly, we want a result. Tonight we weren't as good as we could be.”

Up next for Liverpool is a Premier League clash against Manchester City at the weekend as they hope to get back to winning ways.

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