Liverpool ‘played brilliant football’ – Klopp


Date published: Saturday 8th December 2018 2:59

Jurgen Klopp says the manner of Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth was “quite special”.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Reds after 25 minutes before netting his and his side’s second just minutes after the half-time interval.

A bizarre Steve Cook own-goal made it 3-0, before Salah completed his hat-trick 13 minutes from time.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Klopp said: “It was a very mature game. It was a very controlled first half, we scored a goal and controlled the game.

“We were not completely happy with the rhythm. We made changes and wanted to do more but there was a lot of good counter pressing.

“Mo scored a fantastic second goal. He did brilliantly and the fourth one was brilliant, completely calm. Then Adam (Lallana) and (Sadio) Mane come on and we played brilliant football that was exactly as we wanted.

“Bournemouth have had a really good season, coming here, winning in the manner we did was quite special.

“It is clear that everyone knows about the quality of Bournemouth. We had to keep the ball and win the ball back as quickly as possible. We did both very often but not always as they had their moments too, of course.”

Klopp praised Salah – our early winner – for being unmanageable for the Cherries throughout the contest.

“It was absolutely brilliant. From the first moment if he could play in behind was there. He was on fire”, he said.

“It is nice for him to score three goals. We know how big his desire is.”