English Premiership

Klopp hails 'brave' Reds

2017-08-28 11:19
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watched his players put in a memorable performance on Sunday as they thrashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Daniel Sturridge all scored as the Reds ran riot against the Gunners.

"We were very good, and so far we have learned from each game and built on it," Klopp told Sky Sports.

"If you give Arsenal time and space and opportunities then you've already lost before the game starts. We had to learn to feel the pain in the game but to ignore it.

"We made changes, and it was clear it would be hard. We defended really well with these wingers, and players like (Mane) and (Salah), they sometimes gamble a little bit because of their quality, speed and skills in offensive situations, and that made all the difference against Hoffenheim.

"We closed the spaces and were brave where Arsenal wanted to play in short spaces, it was overall a really good performance and well deserved. It's very important the clean sheet, with all the discussions about the defence. The result is the result of the performance."

It was the second game of the week in which the Reds found the net four times, following their 4-2 Champions League play-off victory over Hoffenheim in midweek.

"It was even better than against Hoffenheim, but it was already very good," Klopp added. "There was pressure on the boys and we wanted to show our desire to do something special and the boys did very well."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City, Molineux Stadium 14:30
Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Anfield 17:00
Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion, Old Trafford 17:00
Newcastle United v Cardiff City, St. James' Park 17:00
Southampton v Everton, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Chelsea, Emirates Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 20 January 2019
Huddersfield Town v Manchester City, The John Smith's Stadium 15:30
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur, Craven Cottage 18:00
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Fulham v Brighton & Hove Albion, Craven Cottage 21:45
Arsenal v Cardiff City, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United, Molineux Stadium 21:45
Huddersfield Town v Everton, The John Smith's Stadium 21:45
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 22:00
Newcastle United v Manchester City, St. James' Park 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.