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PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool had a night to forget in their final game before the international break as they were humbled 7-2 by Aston Villa.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Liverpool come into Saturday's Merseyside Derby against Everton off the back of a 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa before the international break. But instead of looking back on the shock result negatively, Jurgen Klopp insists that the Reds will use the loss as a way to get better for the rest of the season. Related articles Everton vs Liverpool prediction: Who will win the Merseyside derby? How Liverpool are preparing Adrian for Everton clash amid criticism Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists that he is now glad his side lost 7-2 to Aston Villa before the international break as they needed a “knock in the face”.The Reds were shockingly beaten by last season’s relegation survivors Villa as Ollie Watkins ran riot against the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.READ MORE: Sadio Mane coronavirus: Will Sadio Mane play against Everton?They will look to put that result behind them when they take on bitter rivals Everton on Saturday, who are in the form of their lives and sit top of the table.However, Klopp insists that the Villa defeat won’t harm their chances against the Toffees, and has instead given them the wake up call they truly needed. Jurgen Klopp could only watch on as his side were thrashed 7-2 by Aston Villa recently (Image: GETTY)He said: “I got that feeling more and more during the hours after the game that maybe after all the positive things that happened to us it needed a proper knock in the middle of our face to shake us through.“I'm not 100 per cent sure about that but that is the way I take it and then it was ok because there is no other reason why 7-2 should be good.“But if it was for that then it could have been the most important game of the season. So that is why we try to use it and we will see.DON'T MISSLiverpool injury news as Klopp offers Alisson update before derbyAndy Robertson trolls James Milner after cheeky Liverpool anticsLiverpool dressing room have inside track on Everton star Rodriguez Ollie Watkins scored a sensational hat-trick for the hosts (Image: GETTY) READ MORE Liverpool hero says Klopp has a problem with three of his star players “Look, the challenge in this situation is that you don't want the players to be affected or influenced in the next game.
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. You don't want a team that looks like it's got heads down, but on the other side you don't want to forget the game as well and the 7-2 result helps pretty much with that, in the sense we will not forget it.”Klopp also opened up on Roberto Firmino’s lack of goals in recent months, with the Brazilian yet to strike this season.Get NOW TV Sky Sports season pass and save 25 percent Related articles Arsenal labelled 'better' than Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham Sadio Mane coronavirus: Will Sadio Mane play against Everton? READ MORE Liverpool injury news as Klopp offers Alisson update before derby “I don’t know when it becomes a problem for me…but it is not even close to becoming a problem,” the German went on.“These are the things where I have to be different to the outside world. I can’t judge moments, periods, like you judge them - for me what is important is how influential the player is, how he works for the team.“We lost the last Premier League game – before that we had won them all. Bobby hadn’t scored in them but he had been incredibly influential. That is what is important.”This article contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission on any sales of products or services we write about. This article was written completely independently, see more details here
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