Such was his players’ dominance that, speaking after the game, Klopp struggled to comprehend the result.
“It was the best game against Burnley since I am here, not result-wise, but performance-wise for sure,” he told reporters, “[but] it doesn’t feel good.”
Given the nature of Arfield’s strike, Klopp admitted that the Reds “could have defended much better.”
“It was just a long ball, we could have won the first header challenge and the block on Joel, difficult,” he explained.
“The defender cannot do exactly the same because it is a foul and I don’t know if it was in the box.
“Raggy was there and the ball bounced in the wrong direction and Robbo he knows he could see Arfield quicker.
“[Burnley] are better in these situations, they are more used to it. A good goal for them. We could have defended much better.”
Klopp is now left to lift Liverpool’s spirits with another game to come in just three days, as they travel to the King Power Stadium for their first of two consecutive clashes with Leicester City.