There was a little bit of extra criticism of Jürgen Klopp heading into the game against Arsenal at Anfield, and the manager himself made sure to remind everyone that he wasn't all about laughs and hugs. After a massive three points against a top four rival, Klopp reflected on the importance of beating Arsenal.
“It was one of the best games we have played so far because the strength and the line-up of opponent,” Klopp said after a huge home victory. “We did really well. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester.
“We analysed it and that wasn't enjoyable. We had another opportunity and we took it today. It's the roller coaster of the Premier League. It's not always going up."
"What do you want to do learn first - be consistent or beat the best teams in the world? We all know what we did last week and how we played. It's not usual to come back like this. We know what we need to work on.”
Klopp also had words of special words of praise for Adam Lallana’s abilities and a key save from Simon Mignolet in yet another impressive showing against a big rival.
“All of them played a fantastic game,” Klopp said of his triumphant players. “When we are compact it's fantastic. Adam Lallana can come out of the formation and trigger something. Being compact and stable is the basis of each good display.
“We knew Arsenal would bounce back in the second half. Alexis Sanchez is the highest quality player and plays different to Danny Welbeck. Simon Mignolet saved our lives. It's important to go back to fourth above Arsenal. We really felt bad last week, we needed a few days to understand what happened.”