Liverpool have started the Premier League season with a mix of highs and lows but the recent dip in form has caused critics to question Jurgen Klopp's men.

Klopp's view on the dropped points

The Liverpool boss has answered his critics after back-to-back Premier League draws against West Bromwich Albion and local rivals Everton. His side looked the likely winners in the Merseyside derby but for a late controversial penalty awarded for the Toffees and former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney dispatching it past the helpless Simon Mignolet in the Reds' goal.

The issue with the performance against West Brom was that they failed to break down the deep-lying defence of the Baggies and a disallowed goal from Dominic Solanke proved frustrating in the end for Klopp on the sidelines.

Klopp, according to the Mirror, insists that drawing to Everton was unlucky but the display against West Brom midweek didn't deserve the three points they were hoping for.

Klopp said: "We played really well against Everton with the wrong result at the end. We were unlucky. Against West Brom, we didn't deserve luck. It wasn't a good performance. It wasn't fluent enough, our passing wasn't at its best. Not a good game."

No need to be overly concerned

The German manager, despite their poor form, believes that there's no reason to be too concerned over the recent performances, he insists that the side are still as confident as they have been all season and that it's just one bad game against a defensive Premier League side.

He said: "We don't get it in a week and we don't lose it in a week, it's still there. We have to deliver, we have to play better."

He continued: "We have to be more fluent, you can't force that. It was just one game. Why should I be overly concerned that from this point on we'll play like we did against West Brom?"

Liverpool's next fixture

The Reds travel to Bournemouth for their next Premier League clash and although they will be expected to get the win, it will surely prove to be a difficult game.

Klopp has addressed the game against West Brom and their lack of ideas to break through the determined defensive line - a tactic that Bournemouth will undoubtedly adopt in an attempt to keep out the usually free-firing Liverpool forwards.

The German has been known so far this season to rotate his squad - games in the Champions League midweek and a packed fixture list for the festive period, it could have a negative effect on the players playing the majority of minutes.

However, Klopp does have Adam Lallana returning from injury - a huge boost to the Liverpool squad.

The side's back line is under pressure at the moment with Alberto Moreno, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne all out injured and also Emre Can suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the domestic campaign.