‘It was perfect’: Jurgen Klopp revels in historic victory over Man United but insists the 7-0 scoreline was a ‘FREAK’ as the Liverpool boss hails an ‘incredibly special’ day for the Reds
- Jurgen Klopp has described Liverpool’s victory over Man United as ‘perfect’
- The German saw his side produce their best showing of the season in 7-0 win
- But the Liverpool manager admitted the outrageous scoreline was a ‘freak’
Jurgen Klopp admitted he had ‘no words’ to describe Liverpool’s historic 7-0 victory over bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday that saw three of his players score two goals.
Klopp was emphatic at full-time as a party atmosphere took over at Anfield as his Liverpool side recorded a new record scoreline for this tie, bettering the 7-1 defeat in 1895.
The German has been largely frustrated this season with his players struggling to match the consistently brilliant performances of previous years, but saw his squad back at their brilliant best against Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils.
Speaking after the game, Klopp revelled in victory, telling Sky Sports: ‘No words, spectacular football game.
‘We played top football against a team in form. First half got a bit wild in a way we didn’t want, then we score this incredible goal, what a pass what a finish.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has descrived his side’s 7-0 win over Man United as ‘perfect’
Klopp revelled in victory at full-time as his Liverpool players (pictured) scored six second-half goals
But Klopp explained that the 7-0 scoreline was a ‘freak’ as Man United fell apart at Anfield
‘Second half, the start was pretty good, everything was pretty good. United have had a super season we are not happy with our season but in this game that doesn’t mean anything.
‘Important three points. Its important we really perform. Top performance from everybody,’ he added.
Liverpool’s dismantlement of United saw them further close the gap to the top four with the Merseyside outfit climbing to fifth in the Premier League standings and just four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and now just seven behind United.
The Red’s have a game in hand on Spurs a and Klopp believes there is still plenty of points to fight for this season.
‘Still a lot of points to go for. It was perfect [the game]. That was the push we wanted. We are still around [the top four], tonight was a proper show of what we could be and what we can be.
‘We don’t talk about the scoreline we just talk about the performance, we have to make sure we are ready,’ said Klopp.
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino (red) scored the record-breaking seventh goal late on
Manchester United players produced an embarrassing performance at Anfield on Sunday
Mohamed Salah’s (right) two-goal haul saw him become Liverpool’s all-time Premier League record goalscorer
‘It is something for in ten years, I hope another coach can overcome it, in this time It is incredibly special. Its one for the history books and not for the moment. We take all the positives except the scoreline, that’s a freak,’ he added.
There was also another occasion to celebrate as Mohamed Salah’s two-goal haul saw him become Liverpool’s all-time Premier League top scorer on 129 goals.
The Egyptian winger has lifted every trophy available at Liverpool and Klopp praised Salah as a ‘really special player’ at full-time.
‘Its insane, 129 goals what a number. That’s really special. He’s a really special player. In the future people will realise they witnessed something really special,’ said Klopp.
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