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What Jurgen Klopp made Liverpool's players do after Tottenham humiliation

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Jurgen Klopp was warned he would regret not signing a new centre-back in the summer and, surprise surprise, it's come back to bite him.

Time and again this season Liverpool's defence hasn't been up to scratch and against Tottenham in the 4-1 drubbing last weekend, they were terrible.

Mistakes from Dejan Lovren (two), Joel Matip and Simon Mignolet led to all four of Tottenham's goals, with Lovren hauled after 30 minutes.

Klopp lamented his side's defending in his post-match press conference and said he could have prevented some of the goals they conceded wearing a pair of trainers.

"We have to prove we are better defenders than we are today," said the German. "The only way to fix it is to stay strong. The first goal would not happen if I am on the pitch, in my trainers.

"It was just defending in all parts. Everything that happened was so obvious... you cannot get results with performances like [that]."

"The whole game was pretty much all our fault. We made it much too easy for them. Coming back into the game with the goal we had our chances, but it's nothing to talk about today."

It wasn't just Liverpool's defence to blame for the defeat, of course, because not one player did themselves justice at Wembley.

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They say desperate times call for desperate measures and according to the Liverpool Echo, that was exactly the case for Klopp in the days that followed losing to Spurs.

James Pearce claims Klopp held an emergency team meeting on Monday, where he told his players to watch and analyse footage from the Tottenham game, specifically all four goals.

Furthermore, Liverpool's players had to be open and honest about each goal and if they made any mistakes, they had to hold their hands up.


Klopp refused to single out any of his players and instead let them own up to their mistakes - wonder if Lovren had anything to say.

That was where the punishment ended, though, with Klopp giving everyone Tuesday off from training to relax and collect themselves ahead of this weekend's game against Huddersfield.

Liverpool haven't won in the Premier League since victory over Leicester City on September 23 and while Huddersfield are newbies, they mustn't be underestimated.

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