Jürgen Klopp is depressed after Liverpool's fifth consecutive home loss, which lost 0-1 to Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday.

The German believes that his team does not even deserve to enter the Champions League in this way.

"This is an incredible setback," Klopp confessed to

Sky Sports

after the game at Anfield


"The battle for a place in the top four is not over yet, but we should not talk about that at all. If you lose so many matches, you are not entitled to a Champions League ticket."

Never before did Liverpool lose five home games in a row in the Premier League.

After Burnley (0-1), Brighton & Hove Albion (0-1), Manchester City (1-4) and Everton (0-2), Chelsea triumphed at Anfield on Thursday with a goal from Mason Mount just before half-time.

"It was an intense game that was decided by one good moment from Mount," Klopp said.

"But it's not like we're looking for excuses right now. We can only look at ourselves and that's what I told the boys."

Klopp doesn't care about irritated Salah

Liverpool hoped to score again on Thursday for the second time this calendar year in a league game on home soil, but Klopp surprisingly decided to take top scorer Mohamed Salah to the side after 62 minutes.

The astonished Egyptian left the field, shaking his head.

"It seemed to me that Mo was tired and I didn't want to take any chances with him," Klopp explained.

"I could also have switched Sadio Mané or Roberto Firmino, but at that moment I thought that Mo was not quite fit anymore. It is the way it is, I make the decisions that I think are necessary."

Reigning champion Liverpool, which captured the title with an eighteen-point difference last season, is now seventh with 43 points.

Only the top four teams will enter the Champions League next season.

The difference with number four Chelsea can still be bridged with four points.

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