Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was sleepless after Watford loss last week
Jurgen Klopp enduring the rerun of Liverpool's first league defeat of the season cut short his sleep.
But the Kop boss is confident his side won't be caught napping again today as he called on them to show their resilience to respond against Bournemouth.
Klopp had witnessed Watford put three past his side at Vicarage Road just hours earlier.
But before he could go to bed he had to watch it again and plot for a team meeting the next morning which would be dominated by discussion about how in their 28th Premier League game of the season someone finally beat them.
It's his usual routine after a game and – as he put it himself – the Liverpool manager is well aware the Reds were not going to stay unbeaten forever.
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But, after a season in which they have ran away with the Premier League title race, he will have surely mused over their worst performance of the campaign a little longer than others.
“I was OK,” said Klopp, whose side are looking to extend their 22-point lead at the top of the table today.
“I was working. I watched the game back, I prepared the meeting for Sunday morning. That is a normal thing.
“I'm too old to think that I could win all the football games from now on.
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“I was, unfortunately, prepared for the moment we would lose without wanting to lose. That's how it is. It's normal. Things happen.
“I was thinking about why, what was something I could have expected, what was completely not on my radar, that is what a night like this is.
“It's not about sleeping then too much.
“I sleep but not long. There's no time for it because the next morning we had training again.”
Klopp will not like what he saw in the rerun of the Watford game as the Reds lacked creativity while also making mistakes defensively which have been absent for most of the season.
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It would have been a painful watch but one needed to ensure they right the wrongs of that game.
Liverpool would lose again three days later at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea dumped them out of the FA Cup.
But that was a much-changed team in a competition Klopp has shown with his selections in previous rounds that is well down their list of priorities.
Today's lunchtime kick off with the Cherries is their first chance to respond to last weekend's defeat which kept Klopp up well into the night.
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Then they face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie having lost the away fixture 1-0 last month.
“We speak about losing a football game as the worst thing that can happen to a football team,” said Klopp.
“That is not why you meet, play and train, but it is still a possible result.
“That we lost three in three different competitions – we feel that.
“I cannot ignore or deny we do not feel it. It is there.
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“The reaction is always possible and that is what we have always showed and we should show this time as well.
“And with all respect to Bournemouth – real respect – this is our game. We have to show that.
“We need to show resilience, 100 per cent, but you always needs more of that.
“The fabulous football builds on resilience, stability, defensive readiness. It is always like this.”
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