Here’s how Jurgen Klopp reacted to Liverpool’s 7-2 drubbing at the hands of Aston Villa on Sunday.

How should a manager react to losing a game 7-2? How should the manager of the champions react to losing a game 7-2? Well, now we know as Jurgen Klopp gave his reaction after Liverpool suffered a 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa.

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“Is it a one-off? I would like to think so but the proof of that will be in the next couple of weeks or months. A game like that should not happen, 100%,” he said after the game, per the Liverpool Echo.

“I don’t think I lost that high. It is not a personal defeat but it is a massive one.

“It is important how we react. The only problem is we cannot react tomorrow. These boys are very self-critical and they know everyone has his hand in this result. We have to deal with it and we will deal with it.”

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What RTK has to say

This is the right attitude. You can’t pretend that it’s a normal result, and he hasn’t, but you also can’t just outright ignore it.

But saying it shouldn’t happen, Klopp has made it clear how unacceptable the 7-2 was. Liverpool cannot come up with excuses but they can’t treat it like a normal defeat, either.

This was something that just simply should not happen.

But Klopp has also made sure that Liverpool don’t just write it off as a freak result. They have to prove that this is a freak result by showing up and looking like the champions again.

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That chance comes in two weeks against Everton – possibly the best opponents Liverpool could ask for. Because this is a good Everton side. Beat them with comfort and this 7-2 isn’t an important result.

But as Klopp says, it’s up to the team to do that. They can’t take it for granted.

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