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Klopp Declares Liverpool Performance "Angry in a Positive, Football Way"

Manager Jürgen Klopp weighs in on Liverpool's resounding 3-0 league victory over Manchester City.

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Though it may feel three days too late for Liverpool fans, the team managed a resounding 3-0 victory against Manchester City, denting their hopes for top four and getting a little payback. While it felt a little bittersweet, winning is always fun, especially winning as well as the Reds did on Wednesday. In fact, that's two league games in a row where Liverpool have dominated Manchester City, doing an impressive league double over them and outscoring them 7-1. Liverpool now sit 6 points behind fifth place Manchester United with a game in hand.

Manager Jürgen Klopp enjoyed this experience as well. Speaking in the post-match interview, he said:

"It was very important that we showed a reaction, that we are disappointed but we weren't disappointed enough so that it influenced our performance in a negative way," he said.

"We were very lively, disciplined and angry in a positive football way.

"Being tired at this moment of the season isn't anything to talk about. If you want, everyone could be tired.

"But tonight was more about the mental thing. We lost on Sunday and we had to show a reaction.

"We started extremely lively and from the first second it was clear it wouldn't be easy for City tonight. We made it a really difficult game and they saw that too. You could see that we can go and go and go."

The manager also praised the team for their excellent pressing and persistent, aggressive play over the course of the ninety minutes, saying:

"The preparation of the pressing situations was brilliant, so was the counter-pressing, and then you have to score goals and that's what we did tonight.

"It makes life easier, and scoring goals at the right moments makes it much easier and we did that in the first half.

"We had a few moments when we were too risky with our passing, but in the second half we played really smart. We played easy, simple, quick and still created chances and scored a fantastic goal for 3-0."

The team travel to London next to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, which does not hold many happy memories for Liverpool fans as of late. With any luck, it will be this Liverpool side that shows up to keep fighting for at least a Europa League spot come season's end.

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