Jürgen Klopp liked something about the still-trending victory Liverpool had over Chelsea yesterday at Anfield.
The tactician observed before the match that the Blues were an improving team, and hoped they would do nothing out of the normal till after that match.
It worked exactly the same way through The Merseyside Reds’ 4–1 victory.
When asked what was more outstanding to him about the match, the German gaffer said the following to liverpoolfc.com:
‘The performance, nothing else to say. Standouts… start, really good, super-important. So, the story of the game is the story of the game, but the story of the game could have been completely different if we don’t start like we start, I would say.
‘That’s how it is. You always try – we don’t do it always but we try – to give a game a direction. This direction was clear and obvious in the beginning. We have chances, we miss them, we score goals, we should have scored more, we miss a penalty.
‘Go in half-time and can show the boys when Chelsea came out, when Chelsea played through us, why and where and how we can do that even better.
‘[There were] two or three situations where the press started with Diogo instead of Dom and then they pass around us and go through, and then you have to do a lot of work to sort that out. In that moment, we could do that.
‘The game felt in the first half more dominant than it actually was, like possession-wise. That’s an interesting insight, and then it was clear we have to do the right things again and again and again.
‘And that’s what we did. Then we change and maybe take tonight the two best performers off – they performed already well – Joey [Gomez] and Conor, we take them off because they played now an awful lot of games and we have Robbo [Andy Robertson] and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] on and they need rhythm.
‘It’s like you bring them, obviously the goal we didn’t concede because of that but that was the period when they all of a sudden now with Nkunku and stuff like that, they came through and we had to defend slightly deeper and a bit different.
‘But then we controlled it again and that’s the most important thing. It’s not about that you get through this super-convincing and with no problems, the opponents are too good for that. That’s why I’m super-happy with the performance, just because we had problems, we overcame them and had a lot of good moments.’
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