Mark Lawrenson has revealed a dressing room showdown at Vicarage Road helped spur Liverpool on to victory against Leicester City on Boxing Day.
Fresh off the back of their 3-0 hammering at the hands of Watford, senior figures in the Reds team took it upon themselves to ensure the squad knew exactly what was expected of them.
And it appeared to have the desired effect as Jurgen Klopp's side put an end to their dip in form by becoming the first team to record a clean sheet against Leicester this season.
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A Christian Benteke goal was enough to hand the Merseyside outfit their first league win in four and leave them in eighth place, five points off the Champions League spots, heading to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday.
Writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo, the Anfield legend revealed what went on behind the scenes after their hammering in Hertfordshire.
He said: "The away dressing room wasn't a happy place at Vicarage Road last Sunday.
"I'm reliably informed that as Liverpool traipsed back into the bowels of the stadium, some of the senior professionals took it upon themselves to declare one thing.
"The away dressing room wasn't a happy place at Vicarage Road last Sunday."
"That simply CANNOT happen again. They simply can't allow teams to run over them and knock them out of their stride.
"The older players realise that's a problem. And it has been a problem for a while."
The win over Claudio Ranieri's Foxes could prove vital in Liverpool's hopes of reaching the top four.
Doubts were beginning to creep back in after failure to win games against Newcastle, West Brom and Watford.
With the teams at the top continuing to drop points, it was imperative Liverpool capitalised and clawed back some valuable points.
With the transfer window on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what additions Klopp targets.
The German's honeymoon period is over and the run of three games without a victory highlighted the need for additions sooner rather than later.
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