Aston Villa were 4-1 up at half-time against Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend.
Aston Villa won the game 7-2 at Villa Park. Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has provided an insight into what Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said at half-time.
Robertson said that Klopp told his team to attempt to win the second half.
“We were 4-1 down in the first half and this Liverpool side believes that we could have come back – of course we did,” Robertson told the club’s official website.
“The manager’s message at half-time was clear and that was, ‘Go and win the second half and if it’s enough that’s fine, and if not we will deal with it.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Going by Robertson’s comments, Klopp’s team-talk at half-time appeared to be quite measured.
All Liverpool could look to do was improve in the second half and hope for the best. Unfortunately, Liverpool did not improve, as Aston Villa won the second half 3-1.
But, it is not the end of the world. Liverpool’s clash against Aston Villa was just a football match, and nothing more.
Sometimes it is not a bad thing to cop a defeat like the one that Liverpool did at Villa Park. Despite the fact that Liverpool claimed 99 points in the Premier League last season, they are not invincible.
Aston Villa showed that. It could be a good wake up call for Klopp’s side.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne.