Klopp: I only said three words to players after West Ham defeat

Date published: Monday 4th January 2016 10:11

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he “only said three words” to his players in the dressing room following their defeat at West Ham on Saturday.

The Reds slipped to their fourth defeat of the German’s tenure on Saturday when they put up a limp display in their 2-0 defeat at West Ham.

Given the tameness of their surrender at West Ham – in which Liverpool were second best in every department – it doesn’t take a genius to work out exactly what Klopp said to his players.

Our article after the match suggested Klopp would have to get nasty with his powder puff side, who on current evidence, look too inconsistent to mount a challenge for the top four.

“I only told the players three words after the game,” said the German. “But we [will] have to speak about it again, because it was not the worst game I ever saw in my life.”

Klopp was presumably referring to their recent 3-0 loss at Watford, but the Reds will have to soon find more steel away from home as they face Stoke in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at the Britannia on Tuesday.

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