Jurgen Klopp’s injury-hit Liverpool roared to a dominant 3-0 win in opposition to a Leicester Metropolis aspect who had been trying to transfer again to the highest of the Premier League desk on Sunday evening.
The Reds had been in management all recreation and took a deserved lead by way of a Jonny Evans personal objective, earlier than Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino managed to get on the rating sheet and seal a routine victory for Liverpool.
This is what Klopp needed to say after the sport.
“Yeah, till Naby left the pitch. You’re proper: the sport was actually good. We needed to play actually good as a result of in any other case you’d don’t have any likelihood and the boys did it from the primary second. We managed the sport, we handed the suitable passes, moved in the suitable areas, provided path, used these provides.
“So, numerous issues had been actually, actually good. We scored two targets after a set-piece however numerous good soccer moments in a very, actually good efficiency. “
Keita began the sport however limped off after 53 minutes with what seemed to be a hamstring damage. Proper-back Neco Williams was his substitute, with James Milner shifting into midfield.
“He felt his hamstring and was not in a position to play on, in any other case he would have stayed on the pitch.”
Ahead Mohamed Salah missed the sport after testing optimistic for COVID-19 over the worldwide break.
“That’s what I’ve heard, sure, it [was] unfavourable at this time. I feel he’s any further fairly regular in testing. Tomorrow we’ve got the UEFA testing for the Champions League and I’m fairly certain he can be in that.
“He can now prepare with us tomorrow, that’s it. He could have two exams within the subsequent two days, so, sure, he can be examined like all of us.”
Firmino’s strike late within the day was simply his second all season and his third in his final 24 Premier League video games.
“I feel you noticed it sooner than me, I solely noticed it as soon as now that clearly he had the brand new report as nicely for closest no objective or no matter with the goal-line know-how. So, congratulations!
“However, in fact, we had been actually joyful and relieved. He deserved it a lot. He performed a brilliant recreation, was so essential for us tonight once more and you might see within the face of all of the gamers when he scored that everyone thought, ‘Sure, precisely the suitable goalscorer’.”
Liverpool haven’t misplaced a Premier League recreation at Anfield since Might 2017, extending their run to 64 video games with out defeat.
“It is completely unimaginable, nevertheless it’s all concerning the boys. It is actually tough to realize one thing like this however when you concentrate on how tight numerous video games had been then it would not occur similar to this. It’s a must to actually dig in for that and the boys did that.
“I stated it a number of instances earlier than, we actually get pleasure from enjoying right here. It is our floor, it is our residence, all the pieces feels residence – even when the individuals are not right here. It would not really feel proper however we’ve got to do it and we’re joyful that we will play. So, what the boys put on the market on the pitch performance-wise is completely unimaginable and it is the one purpose for the quantity.
“Clearly it is fairly tough and fairly tough to set information for this unimaginable membership as a result of our fathers or grandfathers, they had been clearly fairly good. So having this report now, I am joyful for the gamers nevertheless it would not really feel like an enormous second, to be sincere, as a result of we play on Wednesday and that is truly my solely concern in the meanwhile.”
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