Klopp keen to ‘put things right’ against Aston Villa after ‘strange’ 7-2 defeat

Jurgen Klopp insists he is keen to see Liverpool ‘put things right’ as they prepare to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool host Aston Villa at Anfield this weekend with both sides in contention to secure European football this season, the first league meeting between the sides since a stunning early season result at Villa Park.

Klopp’s side suffered their first defeat of the 2020/21 season in astonishing circumstances after being beaten 7-2, Ollie Wakins scoring a hat-trick as the champions were hit for seven in one of the most unbelievable results in Premier League history.

The defeat was the first time the Reds had conceded seven since 1963 and Klopp admits he is keen for his side to ‘put things right’ ahead of tomorrow’s clash on Merseyside.

“It is not really helpful but of course we have to put things right, that’s clear,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.

“But we had to put things right a few days after the Aston Villa game, a week after the Aston Villa game, three weeks after the Aston Villa game. Things like this shouldn’t have happened.

“It happened to us, it was a really strange game obviously. Yes, I have the game in my mind; which way I will use it, I’m not sure yet. But yeah, we have to put things right, for sure.”

Klopp admits the defeat took some time to get over as the Reds were stunned by Dean Smith’s side, though says reflection is important win or lose as Liverpool strive to improve.

“We had to work with it,” he added. “A lot of things were showed [to] us in that game which obviously were a problem – that day, some of the problems we had before, some of the problems we never had before.

“Of course, we work with it. That’s the job, how you work with the results – the higher or the stranger the result is, that doesn’t mean it gets more necessary to work with it, but in this case for sure we spoke about it quite frequently.

“If you win it or lose it, there’s no difference between that, I just try to understand why things happen.”

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