Date published: Friday 9th November 2018 11:04
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he held a team meeting with his Liverpool squad after the defeat to Red Star.
Liverpool fell to a surprise 2-0 Champions League defeat to Red Star on Tuesday, leaving their progression from the group stage in jeopardy.
It was only their third defeat in 16 games all season, with the Reds still unbeaten in the Premier League.
Klopp was eager to downplay the result, but confirmed an inquest had been held in the aftermath.
“It was more a general meeting,” the German said.
“There’s only one real assessment that counts and that’s mine. That’s why I don’t do it directly after a game. If I’m angry it doesn’t help. Seeing it in the morning helps in the right way.
“We had a bad game and we never ignore that. We don’t want to lose and you always have to show a reaction after a defeat; that’s obvious.
“If we had the same form two years ago people would say that’s great but now we always compare to last season.
“Tuesday wasn’t the same game as the Saturday [1-1 v Arsenal], we all struggled.
“I don’t make a big fuss about it, just like I don’t celebrate a good performance for five days.”