Jurgen Klopp has been left baffled by Liverpool’s performance in their defeat to Wolves after they conceded twice in the opening 12 minutes.

The Reds quickly fell two down at Molineux courtesy of an own goal from Joel Matip and Craig Dawson’s debut strike.

Klopp has spoken on Liverpool’s poor showing away from homeGetty

Dawson scored on his debut to make it 2-0 in the opening stagesAFP

Ruben Neves secured the 3-0 win in the second half, with Liverpool now winless in the league in four games.

Speaking to talkSPORT after the match, Klopp revealed their slow start caused their downfall.

He said: “The first 15 minutes I would say that they decided the game. I saw in the first 15 minutes we were too passive, not active and the goals we conceded were horrible because we can defend them both.

“Both crosses, one time is a finish but it’s to avoid, if he goes a step closer. The next one is a cross after a set-piece which we have to avoid as well, when the ball is flying in the box it’s then difficult.

“So we are 2-0 down, get a bit of control of the game. It was not that now Wolves had chance after chance, not at all.

“We controlled the game, we had our moments, good moments, always when we play football we were directly in the box, that was really OK.

Neves then made it game, set and match in the second halfGetty

“You saw the first 15 minutes then after that it was an OK away game then the second half, the first half an hour was a super away game without finishing, without scoring.

“Then they scored the third goal and that was obviously that, somebody pull the plug and bring it over the line and it’s OK. But the start of the game caused us all the misery today.”

Klopp added: “The first 15 minutes I cannot explain, there is no explanation. This is not allowed, it’s an away game in the Premier League and we start like this, this is not allowed.

“For everything there’s an explanation in the world, that’s 100 per cent clear, but not for these 12 minutes, I don’t have it.”

Everton, who beat league leaders Arsenal, are up next for Liverpool

Next up for Liverpool is a Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield.

The Toffees will head into the clash off the back of a 1-0 win over Arsenal that took them out of the relegation zone.

Klopp is aware that improvement will be needed against Sean Dyche’s side, as he remarked: “Next game is Everton, obviously the derby day.

“They won their last game, now Sean Dyche football, set-piece goal etc, full of aggression.

“We need to be there, they will not hand it over to us in our stadium so we have a few days to prepare but it’s football.

“Nobody knows what happens in between so we have to make sure that we work as good as we can and go again.”

Liverpool are now tenth in the Premier League table and sit 13 points outside of the top four.

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