After a shocking 2-7 to Aston Villa on Sunday, defending champions Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his team did everything which should not be done on the football field.
For the first time since 1963, Liverpool have conceded 7 goals in a game. The Reds had conceded 7 goals to Tottenham Hotspur during a crushing defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in April 1963. This is also the first time both Liverpool and Manchester United have conceded 6 or more goals each on the same matchday.
“We played into their hands, with all the goals. Then the game has a specific direction,” Klopp said.
“We had still good moments, but our good moments lead to nothing, other than Mo’s (Mohamed Salah) two goals.
“All their good moments lead to a big chance or goals, and that makes all the difference. All the things you should not do in a football match we did tonight, but all credit to Aston Vila, as they forced us to do those things.
“The first goal had an impact but it shouldn’t. We conceded goals like that in the past, but the reaction wasn’t good, and we lost the plot,”he added.
Hours before Liverpool’s drubbing at the hands of Aston Villa, Manchester United were handed a 1-6 thrashing by Tottenham Hotspur.
Club players Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw expressed their disappointment and extended their apologies to the fans. Both the players said that a club like Manchester United should not be losing.
“First and foremost I’m a United fan. This is my club. I’m so proud to wear this shirt but there are no excuses, it’s just not good enough and to every single fan around the world that tuned in today, I’m just so sorry.
“You deserve so much better than that. I would have stayed away from social media tonight but you deserve to hear from me during the highs and the lows, there is no hiding.
“I feel horrible but I promise you we will do better,” Rashford tweeted.
The result at Old Trafford equalled Manchester United’s worst defeat in the Premier League era. In 2011, Manchester City had beaten United with the same scoreline.
“A club like United shouldn’t be losing, but losing in this way … it really hurts and it is kind of embarrassing because I feel like we have let a lot of people down today who were watching at home.
“We’re the players on the pitch and we need to have very high standards. The players we have, have quality but it hasn’t been showing.
“We need to look at ourselves in the mirror as individuals but as a team … we’re nowhere near it at the moment,” Shaw told Sky Sports.