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Klopp Talk: Players Showed How Much They Enjoy the Game

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All good news on a very good night.

Liverpool FC v Watford FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A 5-0 stroll. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Liverpool were totally dominant throughout the win at home to Watford, creating chance after chance and arguably could have had even more. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s crossing was decisive throughout, as was Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and, yes, Divock Origi’s interchanging.

Unsurprisingly, Jürgen Klopp had a positive view of it.

“It was just... the boys showed how much they enjoy the game and the situation!” Klopp told BBC Sport.

”It was an important sign. You know what was written and said about us. It is of course not right. these boys are outstanding and today they showed so much passion.

”The game from Mo [Salah] was incredible. Sadio [Mane] scored a brilliant goal. All three midfielders were outstanding. Both centre-halves played outstanding.

”We won 5-0 so you don’t talk about them but they had their moments. Even Alisson was great. the boys who came on controlled the game. A lot to talk about”.

Specifically discussing Alexander-Arnold, who managed a hat trick of assists on his return to the side, Klopp added that “all the crosses were outstanding. So it’s just a special night. He scored a fantastic free-kick the last time against Watford. I can’t remember the last time he got a hat-trick of assists. He got three right?

”We want to use our power and our skills but there are different games to play. Watford changed for us too. You always prepare for a match differently. We used that half space well. Mo Salah was pretty much unplayable.

”It is just a really good night for us and the boys deserve all the credit.”

You really can’t ask for much more than that performance. Everything clicked. The attacking play was some of our best for some time, consistently providing fluid, entertaining chances, without being exposed too much at the back. More of them should see us to the title.