JURGEN KLOPP has revealed that his confidence was recently shaken after scratching his car.
After Liverpool’s 5-2 thumping at the hands of Real Madrid this week, the German used an unusual anecdote to explain the mentality his squad must show.
Having initially lost confidence after his car accident, Klopp managed to regain his composure.
And that is exactly what he wants his Liverpool stars to do after their Madrid humbling, starting at Crystal Palace tomorrow.
Speaking ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park, the Reds boss said: “Everything that happens in life has influence on confidence.
“Recently I scratched my car, so recently I drive corners like this…”
Klopp then motioned someone driving carefully and slowly.
“And I drive… 37 years I think I’ve had the licence? And never a real accident,” he then continued.
“But everything has influence on confidence. But after a few miles you realise ‘oh, it’s just unlucky’.
“So maybe I can just drive normal again.”
The Reds’ focus now returns to their attempt to clamber back into the top four race.
At one point they trailed fourth spot by ten points.
But last weekend’s impressive 2-0 win at Newcastle reduced the deficit to seven – while possessing a game in hand on the Toon and two on Tottenham.
On the mood within his squad after the Real Madrid match, Klopp added: “I see the players and tell them how I feel but I don’t ask them individually.
“When things go well, it’s about the players. When it’s not, it’s about me.
“It’s my job to make sure they listen to me and believe me.”