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Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool’s Premier League Win Over Sheffield United: We Controlled the Game

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A very dominant performance for a fine win at Anfield.

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

Liverpool are better than Sheffield United. That’s it. That’s the article.

It’s as straightforward as that. The Reds were dominant for ninety minutes, playing some terrific stuff and it should have been more than two. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané were both at it, combining well and producing the goods individually. The only negative is the injury Naby Keïta picked up in the warm up, the extent to which we do not yet know. But that’s a discussion for another day. Tonight is about this brilliant, unstoppable Liverpool side.

Jürgen Klopp was, of course, delighted with his side in that measured way he often is.

“It’s obviously good [to go unbeaten for a year] but the target tonight was not to extend this, but to win the game”, BBC Sport report the Liverpool manager as saying. “The best thing you can say when you play against Sheffield United is to keep the game not spectacular. We controlled the game.

”We played around their formation, played behind, in-between, broke the lines and had counter-attacks. All the things we want to have. The boys played sensational.

”You saw these glimpses in the game where we were a bit sloppy. They wanted two or three situations in which they could score in. We needed that concentration and that was incredibly tough but the boys did so well. Nothing ends. We have to make sure we are ready again.

”I am really happy and really proud of the boys. We should not take things like this for granted. The way we controlled Sheffield United tonight was exceptional. In possession we were incredible, we were calm but lively as well. The goals we scored were exceptional.”

And that’s just it, isn’t it. Liverpool can turn up and dominate Sheffield United, a really decent side, at the drop of the hat. That’s why they’re in such a great position to win the league.