Klopp's injury-hit side have slumped to fourth in the Premier League after five games without a win.
"Everything we did in the last five years felt like a challenge".
"Before the game we had good intentions to play against Burnley". On Thursday we had 28 shots and six on target. Liverpool, who have failed to score in their last four league games, have a daunting fixture list which includes matches against top four contenders Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Leicester City before the end of February.
"When things don't work out as we want them to then there's an issue". I don't know if we can change it immediately, but we will not stop trying - I promise'.
However the absence of key men such as Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez is doing their collective cause few favours, with James suggesting that the predatory instincts of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have diminished as they are not being tested away from match action.
Klopp insisted that this was not criticism directed at Liverpool's owners, but that it was just a fact that he was pointing out.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said whether any new players come in the January transfer window will not be up to him as he does not hold the purse strings.
'I'm responsible for a big part of this football club, but there are people who are responsible for the whole thing and I can not make their decision, ' said Klopp.
"I don't want to think Manchester City will just roll over West Brom and Sheffield United, but you expect them to win in the form that they are in".
"Now we talk about a centre-half".
'Yes, a centre back would help 100 per cent. I'm not sure. Would it give us a little more stability in specific moments?
"It is not about what it would be like with someone else and never ever we spoke in the transfer window like this because it would be an excuse and we don't need that". That's my job, not sitting here being disappointed or frustrated with some decisions.
Klopp said the players should not take the blame for what did not go right against Burnley.