Jurgen Klopp sent his Liverpool stars a long text message the day after their humiliating 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa detailing what went wrong.
Now the Kop boss wants the Reds to use the loss to fire them up for the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
Liverpool suffered the defeat before the international break to halt their flying start to the season.
But Klopp didn't get to see his players the next day as they jetted off on an international break.
“The night after the game was not the best night of my life,” Klopp told the BBC.
“I got up in the morning and I knew I had to speak to my boys but they were not here so I texted them a long, long message.
“It was pretty much my thoughts about the things that happened.
“After that, I felt much better because it was out and from that moment on we could carry on. That is what we did. Now we are here.
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“We have really enough time to deal with it.
“Losing a game, come on, it is exactly the opposite of what you want.
“Losing it 7-2, makes it of course worse, but sometimes – and we have to show that – more useful. “Now we have the chance to show that on Saturday lunchtime against Everton.
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“That makes it really interesting because we face a team who is flying and we got a proper knock. Now lets see who deals better with that.”
Klopp feels he may have learned more from the 7-2 defeat at Villa Park than if the Reds lost by a narrow margin.
“In some respect I like it more than losing 3-2, because it's just more clear,” he told talkSPORT.
“The 3-2 – and we could have lost that night 3-2 – and the boys go to international teams, we do the analysis and that is it pretty much but this is more useful.”
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