Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has revealed Jurgen Klopp will not heap blames on the squad for their woeful display àgainst Manchester City.

The Merseyside giants’ title defence hit a new low after a 4-1 annihilation suffered in the hands of Manchester City on Sunday which left them 10 points adrift of the runaway leaders.

The loss is Liverpool’s successive defeat at Anfield in the league this year as they’ve taken only two points from their last five home games.

Jurgen Klopp in his post match conference confessed his wards need to exhibit greater character, with Firmino also saying the German tactician will look to keep spirits high in the build-up to Saturday’s visit to the King Power.

“He is never negative,” said the Brazilian. “He’s never let our heads go down, he’s always been motivating the team, letting us know what we are capable of, what we demonstrated last year and for us to look ahead.

“He knows what we can achieve.”

Liverpool have been hut multiple long term injuries in this campaign and are currently feeling the effects of not having their reliable centre-backs like Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

The Reds No.9 added: “It’s difficult, isn’t it? Unfortunately in football injuries are something that can always happen. It has affected us, of course.

“It was a great loss to our team to lose three great players in Virgil, Joe and (Diogo) Jota before Joel as they are all players who contribute a lot and show what they’re capable of. But we’re not negative about this.

“We always aim to think about the players available in the squad and look to do our best with the players we have. Always thinking positively, believing in our potential and what we can achieve.”