Liverpool boss Klopp explains frustration during Blackpool win

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he had to put a rocket up his players during their 7-2 friendly win over Blackpool.

The Reds put seven past the League One outfit after initially being 2-0 down at Anfield.

CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates put Blackpool two-goals ahead within 33 minutes but Klopp put that down to pre-season rustiness.

He said: "Yeah, it was because of a lack of aggression from our side, a lack of desire a little bit for this game – that's how it is, playing around.

"The goals we conceded, yeah, that's mistakes – it's typical for pre-season games. But so far I think we conceded pretty much all the goals in similar situations; losing the ball in the build-up, then it's a counter-attack, it's a free chance pretty much.

We know that and it's clear we cannot do it like this. We have to improve that. But we have another week to get the legs fresher, again an intense week.

"We have to use the weeks, we cannot change that. I would love to have always fresh boys with super fresh legs in the games, but that only can work over the year when you do the hard work in the pre-season."

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