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Klopp: We hate losing but will feel the benefits of Bangkok friendly

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Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool will benefit from the workout in their 4-0 defeat by Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in Bangkok on Tuesday.

The Reds began their summer schedule with a reversal inflicted by Erik ten Hag’s men at Rajamangala Stadium in Thailand’s capital. 

A total of 32 players were used by Klopp throughout the workout – including debuts for Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez – as the contest was decided by goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri.

Read on for the boss’ post-match interview with Liverpoolfc.com…

On the result and performance…

Obviously the game came a little bit too early for us, for some of our boys, so I think we agree that we saw a lot of good things in this game, but in the decisive moments we were not clear enough with finishing our situations off. We gave massive chances away, pretty much. Pretty much no-brainers, but United did well in these moments, they finished the situations off. We admit that, but that’s it pretty much. The most important thing now after the game, even when I hate losing, everybody has 30 minutes in their legs now, for some on the third day of training [that’s] really harsh but that’s the life of a professional football player. So now we can work with that and will work with that.

On the positive moments from the night for Liverpool…

As I said, we could have scored the equaliser in the last four minutes! But that’s how it is. I know, football is a results game and we do it all for that, but we have to prepare for a full season. We had no chance to prepare for this game, really, so we had to do it like we did it with three teams, three times 30 minutes and we are now eight days in training with a big group and with all internationals it is three days. That’s it and from here we go, so of course I would have loved to have shown the people here a few goals. The chances were there, we didn’t use them, and that’s it.

On moving on to Singapore for the next leg of the tour…

It’s tough, it’s tough, but by the way for a lot of teams it is tough in these moments. We were not on tours for a long time, so we do it now and from here to Singapore, I think we fly two-and-a-half hours so that should be fine. Then on Saturday we already go home again, so that’s fine. So far, it’s really OK apart from the result. Everything is, so far, OK. The welcome here was fantastic and I am pretty sure in Singapore it will be similar. We flew with Singapore Airlines and the crew were already on fire when they flew us from Liverpool to Bangkok, so we have a sense of what we can expect there. Organisation was really good, the traffic nobody can judge that, obviously. It’s really tricky, but in the stadium it was really well organised, people were very disciplined, so that was nice. As I said, it was really, really good but not the result we wanted.

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