Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he said just three words to his players after their poor defeat to West Ham United on Saturday, according to the ​Mirror.

Klopp, who was visibly angry admitted as such in his post match interview, looked back and confirmed that he barely spoke a word to his team after seeing their performance in the 2-0 reverse. He did admit that he will revisit the game and talk through it with the team, but he clearly wasn't in the mood to do so at Upton Park.

He said: “I only told the players three words after the game. But we have to speak about it again, because it was not the worst game I ever saw in my life."

Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll scored a header in each half to condemn the Reds to defeat, but Liverpool's own striker Christian Benteke was widely criticised for his poor showing in the aftermath. According to the ​Telegraph, however, Klopp was not willing to single out the Belgian.

He said: "It’s not the game to pick one player out when we all did not do our best job.

"Take this from me – we could not do what we should have done at very precise moments and that’s why we lost. We can talk about good crosses from West Ham, and also bad defending. 


"But the rest of the game, when we had the ball in and around the box, we didn’t shoot at the right moment, didn’t pass at the right moment, didn’t play the ball, had no consistency in our crosses and things like this.

"I can’t find any excuses. I’m not looking for them either, but I can’t find any."

Liverpool sit in 8th place and six points off the Champions League places following the defeat.

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