Erik ten Hag forced United players to sit in silence and listen to Liverpool celebrate

Erik ten Hag began his punishment of the Manchester United players immediately after the full-time whistle of their thrashing at Anfield.

According to The Mirror, the manager made his players sit in silence in the away changing room and listen as Liverpool celebrated their record-breaking victory over their biggest rivals.

Jurgen Klopp, his players and club staff were left beaming after Liverpool smashed in seven goals, six of which came in the second half, with none in response from the Red Devils.

It is United’s heaviest Premier League defeat and the highest scoreline between the two clubs.

Ten Hag will also make the squad partake in more sessions with sports psychologist Rainier Koers, in a bid to stop the team from losing their heads in games like last night, with the players looking similarly deflated in the losses to Manchester City (6-2) and Brentford (4-0).

United’s schedule post-Liverpool

Next up for the Reds is Europa League action; a Round of 16 tie with Real Betis will take place at Old Trafford on Thursday before hosting 19th-placed Southampton on Sunday.

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