Hull City caretaker boss Mike Phelan admits his side must regroup quickly after losing 5-1 to Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers were reduced to ten men for the second game in a row, as Ahmed Elmohamady was sent to the stands for a deliberate handball.
His dismissal added more misery for Hull’s travelling fans as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side cruised to victory at Anfield.
Saturday’s defeat was Hull’s heaviest in the Premier League since 2010 and Phelan admits it was a reality check for his team.
Hull will take on Chelsea next time out and Phelan admits his players need to move on quickly as they try to bounce back as soon as possible.
He told Sky Sports: “It was definitely difficult, we’re under no illusions how difficult this league is.
“We’re on the back of losing to Arsenal and now coming to Liverpool, which was always going to be hard and we’ve lost heavily. But we move forward to the next one, which is Chelsea, then we’ll have a break where we can regroup and build on from there.
“But we’ve started well, I’m not going to chastise the players over certain situations because they’ve done really well.
“Now we need to analyse things, look where we can go forward and hopefully learn from these two results.”