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Klopp Talk: Liverpool Manager Enjoyed Arsenal Match “One Hundred Precent”

We weren’t the only ones that had fun.

Liverpool FC v Arsenal FC - Carabao Cup Round of 16 Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

That match was pretty crazy, huh? If you think so, you’re in agreement with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp. The boss sat down with Liverpool’s website to talk about the match.

“One hundred per cent, from the first to the last second. I’m not sure when I had last time so much fun in a football game, to be honest - I saw 19 goals!” the Liverpool manager said.

“Actually before the game I said to Rhian ‘I would buy a ticket for this game - thank God I don’t have to, but I would!’ because I was really excited about the opportunity we can give to the boys and I was happy with the game.

“Yes, we made mistakes and I saw now that we had 60-something per cent possession. The more possession you have and the lesser tuned you are, then the more often you lose the ball, but we were too open in the moments when we lost the ball, we were not prepared for the moments. So these were the three or four moments in the game which were not good because we lost balls in strange moments.

“All the rest was really, really good. How we created, how we passed, how we ran; there was so many good things tonight that I saw.

“The kids showing up like crazy and I’m so pleased for them that they have a first Anfield experience like that! With all the emotions when you saw the faces, the face of Caoimhin Kelleher when he saved the penalty, of Curtis Jones when he scored the penalty. How everybody ran to Neco Williams when he crossed the ball to Div, all these things are just so nice. It’s so nice.

“When I saw in front of me the fighting spirit of Rhian Brewster, when he won the ball like four times back, and we go out there and the next moment we score a goal. These are so important moments for these kids, of course, but for all the other LFC kids as well.

“We had a meeting after the Tottenham game on Monday morning when all the young boys and the other players were together. The young boys were sitting on the left and I told them: ‘It’s good that you are here when we speak about the game from yesterday because that’s the way we play, that’s the way you have to play if you want to be part of this.’ It’s not too difficult so you can do that.

“Four or five of them tonight had the opportunity to do it and it’s really nice.”