Liverpool nice Graeme Souness says Aston Villa might have let the grass develop on its dwelling pitch a bit longer than typical in a bid to cease the Premier League champion hitting prime gear on Sunday.
An outstanding first-half hat-trick from Ollie Watkins helped Villa to a 7-2 victory, handing Klopp’s aspect its first defeat of the season. It was the primary time Liverpool conceded seven objectives in a match in any competitors since 1963.
“… What I might say, Villa, and it is the identical for each groups, I feel they’ve left the grass longer than regular to gradual Liverpool’s motion,” Sky Sports activities pundit Souness stated.
“All the highest groups need brief grass, a quick pitch. That does not appear like a quick pitch to me.”
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk informed Sky Sports activities stated the staff will evaluation its efficiency however wouldn’t get too down on itself
“… Now we have to be very exhausting with one another and we shall be. It is key to not get loopy however we’ve to be stepping it up,” .
“The efficiency stage between the final recreation towards Arsenal for the league and immediately was too massive … everybody has to take accountability.”
Klopp stated goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who missed the sport with a shoulder harm, faces as much as six weeks out and would miss its subsequent fixture towards Everton on October 17.
“… It might have been worse with that harm,” Klopp stated. “I do not need to put a timeframe on it however 4 weeks could possibly be doable, six weeks is perhaps extra possible.”