“A routine win” isn’t really a phrase one has used frequently when talking about Liverpool win, but that’s just what happened Saturday when Hull City traveled to Anfield only to be thrashed 5-1. Following wins against Derby County and Chelsea earlier in the week, the fixture against the Tigers could only be met with optimism, although with a dash of caution.
“It was a world-class performance in counter pressing. We didn’t give Hull, which is a really good football playing side, the opportunity to create confidence. It was wonderful to watch. All in all, really good,” Klopp told The BBC following the match.
Goals from Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mané, alongside two penalties from James Milner, made the concession from David Meyler in the second half a little easier to take, and let the Reds cruise towards victory without much fuss.
“I was a little angry we conceded. It would be nice to have a clean sheet one time in the season. Maybe we will work on this. It was a professional second half from the players.”
Not much to complain about, really, following a 5-1 win at home, but a realistic manager is able to pick out something to work on for the future. When asked if this was another statement from Liverpool after the victory last week at Chelsea, Klopp personally said it best:
“I am not interested in statements. I’m interested in just collecting points.”
Aren’t we all, Boss.