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Klopp Talk: “It’s A Really Good Day”

I guess we could call it that, yes.

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A 5-0 Liverpool victory at Old Trafford is probably one of those things that people write poems about. Luckily for us, we got to see the poetry in action this weekend. With a Salah hat-trick, and stunning goals from both Jota and Keita, it’s almost — if it weren’t for Pogba’s ugly challenge on Keita and Keita’s subsequent injury — worth describing as a perfect game. The boss took time to talk about what the win meant for him and the team.

“Greatest days? I didn’t think about it, yet. It’s a good day, a really good day and I don’t want to be disrespectful,” Klopp told the club’s website. “I have no idea, but it’s a big one. We know that. Obviously after the game I got told that never happened in the long history of LFC; this group always wanted to write their own little chapters for the big, big history book of this club. This one was a little one tonight, a little chapter. People will talk about it in the future, 100 per cent, because it will not happen very often, if it happens again at all. We saw the game as well and we know we were lucky in two or three situations where United could have scored in the first half. I think they should have scored the first one, but that doesn’t make our performance [any less], that’s just how it is.”

“In front of the goal, in the last third, we were exceptional. We were clinical, we were ruthless, our high press was outstanding, we really won balls in great areas, the formation was top and all these kind of things you want to see as a coach, worked out really great. The difference is now that you usually don’t score with each situation you have pretty much, but that’s what we did and why we were 4-0 up at half-time. Second half, early 5-0 and the red card, game over, so then just control it and try to get home healthy. I am not 100 per cent sure that worked out, well it didn’t work out obviously because Millie is injured and Naby as well. We have to see how serious it is, it is very painful, so we will see. We will only know tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”

We’ll hopefully hear news about both Milner and Keita tomorrow, but for now, we can celebrate a win for the history books.