Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said his side “lost the plot” against Aston Villa on Sunday night Premier League game.
The Reds made the wrong type of history after being humiliated 7-2 by Aston Villa.
A hat-trick from Man Of The Match Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealish superb efforts at five goals made Liverpool the first reigning champions to concede seven goals in a league game since Sunderland beat Arsenal 7-1 in September 1953.
“Who wants to lose 7-2?” Klopp said. “Years ago we told ourselves we wanted to create history. That was history but obviously the wrong type.
“We had big chances which we did not use, but when you concede seven I’m not sure you can say it would have been 7-7.
“We made too many mistakes and massive ones obviously. It started with the first goal and around the goals we made massive mistakes.
“We lost balls in the wrong area and did not protect properly. It looked like we lost the plot after it went to 1-0. It is not an excuse.
“Normally you can be 1-0 down and do the stuff you want to do. We created but did not protect ourselves properly so each ball we lost was a massive counter attack.
“That is why we conceded and three goals were deflected. It’s unlucky but it is not a coincidence because it means it was not a proper block. There is nobody to blame apart from me and us.”
First-choice keeper Alisson was missing through a shoulder injury – with his replacement Adrian gifting Villa their opener.
Klopp revealed that the Brazil keeper is unlikely to return to fitness immediately after the international break.
“It’s long,” he said. “Too long for the next few games for sure. It looks like a few weeks but we will see.”