Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool do not have the same mentality as they once did after their 1-0 defeat to Fulham.
The relegation-threatened Cottagers inflicted a sixth successive home defeat on the Reds.
An honest Klopp insisted his side’s performance against Fulham was ‘not good enough’.
He said: “We conceded a goal, didn’t score, lost the game.
“We started okay. We had some moments but didn’t use them. They had their moments behind our last line.
“We conceded a goal in the moment we didn’t expect it just before half-time.
“We got used to each other and played some good stuff, created chances, didn’t score and the longer the game goes on in our situation it is not that you get stronger, it gets lesser and that it how it was.”
Klopp also disagreed with Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed’s claim that the visitors ‘wanted it more’ than Liverpool.
The German coach conceded the Reds’ mentality has subconsciously changed.
He added: “I understand. The winner is always right. I don’t see that problem. My boys wanted to win games.
“The reaction football-wise was kind of okay. There are a lot of players who are not on the pitch who can’t be a leader in this moment. That is clear.
“We can’t win the game because we won all the games before or because you want to win a game.
“Believe me these boys want to, that it doesn’t work at the moment, that we don’t score goals and concede one is enough at the moment.
“We don’t have the mentality we are used to but the boys want to win games and I saw that today. We still made mistakes and that’s the problem.
“We have to make sure the mistakes we make are not accountable. We have to make sure we win a game again. If it is 1-0 that is fine.
“It [the top four] is really not my concern at the moment. I cannot think about that. We have to win a football game. We have to win one football game, that would be helpful already.”