EPL: We lost the plot - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after shocking loss

Updated: 06 October, 2020 09:49 IST | AFP | Birmingham

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shocked at team's collapse in 2-7 hammering by Aston Villa; insists EPL champions did everything they shouldn't have

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (centre) wears a dejected look after his team's 2-7 defeat to Aston Villa in their English Premier League encounter at Birmingham on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (centre) wears a dejected look after his team's 2-7 defeat to Aston Villa in their English Premier League encounter at Birmingham on Sunday. Pic/AFP

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool lost their composure after conceding early to Aston Villa as the English champions were smashed 7-2 in the Premier League on Sunday. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick as the Reds conceded seven goals in a game for the first time since 1963. Liverpool's back-up goalkeeper Adrian had a night to forget as his mistake allowed Watkins to open the floodgates.

"The first goal had an impact, but it shouldn't. Adrian made a mistake but we conceded goals like this in the past. We lost the plot then," said Klopp. "When Aston Villa won the ball, our protection was under average." Despite a change of system and personnel after half-time, Liverpool still could not stem the flow of Villa exposing their high line as deflected goals from John McGinn and Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish's double rounded off a remarkable scoreline. "We had still good moments but our good moments led to nothing and their good moments led always to a chance or a goal," added Klopp.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

"They were flying and we were pretty open. All the things you should not do in a football game, we did tonight." Liverpool are not in action again for another two weeks due to the international break, but they face a huge challenge on their return when they travel to top-of-the-table Everton in the Merseyside derby. "Overall we're all disappointed, we shouldn't have lost with the numbers that we did but it's about sticking together and making sure it doesn't happen again," said Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 06 October, 2020 08:04 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK