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Jurgen Klopp's reaction to losing chance to beat Arsenal's invincibles record
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Jurgen Klopp's reaction to losing chance to beat Arsenal's invincibles record

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is 'relieved' his side will not be under pressure of breaking some records after they lost their first match on Sunday night. 

The Reds suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to Watford, missing out on the chance to match or break Arsenal's 49-match unbeaten record. 

It was the Reds' first defeat of the current campaign, stringing together 26 wins and one draw in that period. 

That, in addition to their 18-match unbeaten run last season, meant Klopp's team were on a 44-match unbeaten run, five shy of Arsenal's 49 matches record. 

"I don't think you can break records because you want to, you break records when you're 100% focused on what you want to do, whether it's running a marathon or whatever," Klopp told reporters.

"You have to perform and the boys did that in winning the games.

"Tonight we were not good enough. It's not now a plus for me that we look back years later and think Liverpool nearly did it. That's not my main concern. You can't change it.

"We were going to lose a game at some time, and we didn't wait for it but it was clear it would happen. Tonight it happened and I see it rather positive that we got close to these records.

"Now we can play fee football again and don't have to try and get a record. We just have to try to win football games again, and that's what we will do.

"We feel the defeat really, it's absolutely 100% the opposite of what we wanted to have.

"We have to feel that. And now we have the chance to show a reaction again and that's what we will do.

"Some people have asked me if I saw it coming because the last game wasn't the most convincing in our career together, but it doesn't mean the next one has to be the same. You can always change things,"  

However, Liverpool are not under any threat of losing the title they are so close to lifting, as they need a couple of wins from their last 10 matches.