Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's emotional team meeting reflecting on 'very special' Man City win
Jurgen Klopp believes the international break came at the wrong time for his Liverpool side after their "special" performance against Manchester City.
The Premier League leaders opened up a nine-point gap between themselves and their title rivals courtesy of a 3-1 win at Anfield prior to the pause in play on domestic action.
Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane gave the Reds a commanding lead before Bernardo Silva struck a consolation on November 10 as the Reds secured what could be a big victory in their aims to win a first league title for 30 years.
Klopp said he had little time to savour the result and display with his match-winners after the game before they made their various trips across the world for international duty.
And the Liverpool boss said he was able to finally discuss the game with his squad for the first time during an "emotional" team meeting at training on Thursday.
"Yesterday afternoon I had the players who played against City all together again and we had a squad," Klopp said. "We spoke about it. We had a few words after the game - only a few - because then the boys went everywhere.
"We spoke about it, what did we do and what do we have to do again. The whole situation.
"A lot of things were said before the game and after the game a lot of things people said but it is all about us to do the things we have to do. So yes, yesterday was the ...
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