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‘We lost the plot’: Jurgen Klopp rues Liverpool defending in shock 7-2 thrashing away at Aston Villa

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Aston Villa became the first team since Tottenham in 1963 to score seven against Liverpool, while the 7-2 defeat at Villa Park meant Klopp’s team became the first title holders since Arsenal in 1953 to ship so many goals in one game.

Liverpool never recovered following a calamitous start in which stand-in goalkeeper Adrian gifted hat-trick hero Ollie Watkins the opener after four minutes.

It was, by far, the worst display of Klopp’s five-year reign and it was pockmarked with ruinous errors.

Klopp said: ‘For different reasons, Aston Villa did really well, forced all the mistakes that we made. The game had a specific direction – the first goal had an impact but it shouldn’t.

‘We conceded goals like that in the past, but the reaction wasn’t good, and we lost the plot. Every time Villa won the ball, they counter-attacked and our attempts to stop it were below average.

‘All the things you should not do in a football game, we did. All credit to Aston Villa. It was unexpected but it happened. It was just bad, I have to admit it but I can’t change it.’

Liverpool will be without Alisson Becker, their first choice keeper, for up to six weeks after he damaged his shoulder in a training ground collision on Saturday. It means he will miss the start of the Champions League plus huge Premier League dates with Everton and Manchester City.

It had been a difficult 48 hours for Klopp, who had lost Sadio Mane after he tested positive for COVID-19, but he was in a remarkably phlegmatic mood as he analysed the situation.

‘Nothing what I could say could help that result so why should I be completely outraged?’ said Klopp. ‘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 per cent.

‘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.’

Villa, by contrast, were outstanding and exultant manager Dean Smith said: ‘I’m not sure anyone expected what happened today. I have told the players to take a minute and realise what they have done against an exceptional team.

‘Going in at half-time leading 4-1 was quite surreal. This result will give us so much confidence.’

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Injured Coutinho to miss Juventus clash

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images 2020 10 25T175915.784 Injured Coutinho to miss Juventus clash

Philippe Coutinho has sustained a hamstring injury and will miss Barcelona’ s Champions League game at Juventus on Wednesday .
Tests on Sunday showed an injury to Coutinho ’ s left hamstring, Barca confirmed after the midfielder played 90 minutes of Saturday ’ s 3 -1 defeat by Real Madrid in La Liga.
“ Exactly how long that means he will be out of action depends on how the injury evolves ,” the club added .

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Ajax Beats VVV – Venlo 13 – 0, Lassina Traore Scores Five

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images 2020 10 25T123208.984 Ajax Beats VVV - Venlo 13 - 0, Lassina Traore Scores Five

Dutch giants Ajax recorded the biggest victory in Eredivisie history with a 13-0 thrashing at mid-table side VVV-Venlo, who had a player sent off.
Ajax, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, surpassed their previous record – a 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972.
Teenager Lassina Traore scored five, while Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, 20, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 37, scored twice.
Dusan Tadic, Antony, Daley Blind and Lisandro Martinez scored the rest.
Defender Christian Kum, 35, was sent off for VVV-Venlo in the second half with the team already trailing 4-0.
Burkina Faso international Traore, 19, scored the most goals in a Dutch top-flight match since September 2019, when Donyell Malen netted the same amount for PSV Eindhoven against Vitesse.
He also became the first Ajax player to record five goals in an Eredivisie match since Marco van Basten in 1985 (six) and the first from the club to record three assists in a league match since Frenkie de Jong in 2017.
Traore was two goals short of the Eredivisie record set by former Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves, who scored seven for Heerenveen against Heracles in October 2007.
In terms of biggest winning margins, Ajax’s victory on Saturday was not only the largest in Eredivisie history, but joint-second in the club’s history in all competitions.
Ajax’s biggest win was back in 1984 when they hammered Differdange 14-0 in the Europa League (previously the Uefa Cup).
It was the first time in a decade that any team were able to score at least 10 goals in a single Eredivisie game since PSV recorded a 10-0 win over Feyenoord.
On a day to forget for VVV-Venlo, it was the biggest defeat in the club’s history, surpassing the previous record which was a 10-1 loss to FC Eindhoven in the Eerste Divisie in 1964.
In the Eredivisie, their previous heaviest defeats were by seven-goal margins to Ajax, Heracles Almelo and AZ Alkmaar.

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Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

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images 2020 10 25T120317.857 Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga outfit suffered a heavy defeat to European and German champions Bayern Munich but still found a way to troll Barcelona.
German teams are on another level of cruise
The club wrote on their official Twitter account
⏹ FINAL — We fall to the Champions of Europe by less goals than @FCBarcelona did.

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