Liverpool are six points clear at the top of the Premier League.
It’s hard not to feel anything but jubilation after the 4-0 win over Newcastle. Liverpool were in total control for the whole game, created a host of chances and thoroughly deserved the three points. And it was all started by a screamer from none other than Dejan Lovren. And the boss seemed pretty happy about it all.
“The start of the game offensively was very lively, defensively a bit in between”, Klopp told BBC Sport. “I didn’t like it too much.”
“But apart from that the whole game was really good, we could’ve scored more, the chances were there with fantastic movements. Right to the end we were wanting to control the game but still wanted to score.
”It’s difficult to break down Newcastle’s formation, they worked hard but the boys stayed in the game and did the job.
”We had no idea about the Manchester City result until after the game. We play City soon - if I was them I would think there is only four points because we still have to play them, then we play Arsenal before then as well.
”The only thing that matters to us is the performance and keeping that level of performance. It’s good but that’s all. Tottenham are flying - they had a difficult summer but they are doing brilliant.
”We are on a good run as well. Chelsea will win, Arsenal will win, it will be a race until the final day
”But we are in it and that’s important. We’re just creating a basis for the rest of the season and the basis after the first part of the season is obviously a good one.”
Also speaking after the game was Newcastle manager and a certain Liverpool hero Rafa Benitez, who added that “Liverpool showed that they are good enough to win the title. Very good team, very good squad, to win a league title you need to be consistent and they can do it.”
This Liverpool team is great. It’s as good as I can remember it being. We’re six points clear at the top. Just keep it going.