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Liverpool boss Klopp: We will use Man City defeat as a catalyst going forward.

The German boss wasn’t interested in shouting wildly at his Liverpool players after City defeat on Thursday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp wasn’t happy with how the Premier League champions fell to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City but said he will not dwell on the result.


The German was clearly disappointed with the loss when he faced the media after the match at the Etihad on Thursday but insists he is better at handling setbacks these days.


However, Klopp wants the Reds to use the loss to Pep Guardiola’s Citizens as a catalyst going forward.


There are six games left to play, meaning Liverpool still have a chance of eclipsing the single-season points record (100) held by City in the 2017-18 season.


"I've had so many setbacks, so I have for sure needed more than a night, but not much longer," he said about coping with the City defeat ahead of Sunday's return to top-flight action at home to Aston Villa.


"I decided a long time ago that things I cannot change, I'm not bothered [about], and I cannot change the [City] result. I can only use it for the next game.


"But you cannot stop feeling and a defeat feels really, really average.

"It needs time, but sometimes human beings give themselves too much time to suffer from something that didn't work out, in my understanding.


"I'm not 'self-pity'; I'm not talented in that. I'm very self-critical and give myself stick for stuff that I don't like, but I was not a lot of time self-pitying because as long as I'm healthy, I can be influential on my situation.


"Do I have problems with people who see differently? I'm not sure. I don't know a lot of people in these moments.


"Who do you meet after a defeat? My players listen to me and a little bit my mood, if I'm right, so if I come in shouting like crazy then we can suffer longer.


"If you focus on the facts, then you can see, 'Okay, it's done, the boss is obviously not 100 per cent happy but we work already on a solution, so let's carry on'.


"I don't expect from other people that they're like me, as I don't expect that I'm like other people."



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