Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he sent a long text message to his players the morning after their 7-2 crushing defeat against Aston Villa.
The Reds manager felt he needed to send across his message to the squad after such a humiliating defeat.
Soon after the match, Klopp was pensive and had a tough night dwelling on the loss. But unable to talk to his players during the night he decided to send the long text relaying his thoughts and emotions.
The shock defeat for the reigning Premier League champions came just before the international break. It meant Klopp didn’t get the chance to chat to his players once he had time to properly dissect the game.
“The night after the game was not the best night of my life but I got up in the morning and I knew I had to speak to my boys but they were not here,” Klopp told the media.
“So I texted them a long, long message which was pretty much my thoughts about the things which had happened and after that I felt much better because then it was out and from that moment we could carry on and that’s what we did. Now we are here and we have had enough time to deal with it. Losing a game is the exact opposite of what you want, losing it 7-2 makes it of course worse but sometimes we have to show that it can be useful.”
Klopp said that by addressing the situation straight away, his boys can now move on and prepare for an upcoming clash against Everton.