Klopp asks Liverpool to refocus after unbeaten run ended

Mon 02 March 2020 | 14:38

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, asks his men to refocus after their defeat against Watford.

Although Liverpool's unbeaten run in the Premier League was ended by their defeat against Watford, manager Jurgen Klopp, urged them to start all over again.

Remaining unbeaten in the season after 44 games, Liverpool finally lost 3-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The action, however, continues as the Klopp's men will be travelling to Chelsea on Tuesday for the fifth round of FA Cup.

Klopp needs Liverpool, who hold a 22-point lead atop the Premier League, to restart and keep their leading position at the Premier League in the final months of the season.

"Sometimes a little knock is important. So I don't see anything negative in it," Klopp told UK newspapers.

"From time to time if you are not good enough, you need to see [the] effect. Not good enough – what happens then? So restart.

"Maybe the longer the run goes maybe it becomes more important. But I didn't see that. Now it is over. We can start again with whatever we did before, and we will."

Liverpool have struggled to find their best form in recent matches, having recorded narrow wins over Shrewsbury Town, Norwich City and West Ham – while losing to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg – since thrashing Southampton at the start of February.

Klopp is yet unsure how his men will react after their run of remaining unbeaten finally ended.

"You cannot win the amount of games the boys have done if they are easily influenced by the outside world, and we will see how they react," he said.

"But I don't know because I've never won 18 games in a row and didn't lose 44 – first time in my life. How they react we shall see."

source: SportMob