The way Liverpool Saturday rival Arsenal 5-1 opzijzette does manager Jürgen Klopp a lot. The German got it even close to evil in the fifth goal of ‘The Reds’ at Anfield.
In a 4-1 state got Liverpool for the second time a penalty kick. Mohamed Salah, who has been a penalty had been used, allowed the ball to Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian could become his third goal of the match.
“When Salah the penalty handed to Firmino, I had to almost cry. We all know how much ‘Mo’ himself wants to score, so it was a very nice gesture of him,” said Klopp, who with the great victory a great end of 2018 experienced.
“You will not win often with 5-1 Arsenal, so I’m really very happy with my team. Actually, I have in 2018 is nothing to complain about.”
Liverpool, on the first championship title since 1990, hunts, goes generously to the leadership in the Premier League. The advantage on the number two Tottenham Hotspur nine points. Number three and Manchester City, that a duel less played, ten points.
“We did exactly what we needed to do’
Klopp saw that Liverpool is not easy with Arsenal, but that his players do their job properly carried out. “We were really good and did exactly what we needed and wanted to do,” he said.
“We put pressure and did not interfere with the construction of Arsenal asked if they would do exactly the same. It was therefore wild. In the second half, we knew that it’s not over yet, but Arsenal is always able to come back.”
Liverpool have played at Anfield yet taken the lead by a run of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, but for the rest, it was already 4-1 thanks to Firmino (two times), Sadio Mané and Salah. After peace was signed Firmino from a penalty kick for the fifth hit.
Emery: ‘Difference is less than the result suggests’
Arsenal coach Unai Emery was the score in Liverpool especially flattered. “We should really just continue to do so. It is always difficult and the difference between the two teams was smaller than the result suggests,” said the Spaniard.
“It was hard for it to come at Liverpool and will itself in a defensive respect, it should improve. We score are usually many, but get more goals against than we would like. We must here for a moment to recover.”
Arsenal gives as number five all that much at Liverpool, as the hole is halfway through the season sixteen points. ‘The Gunners’ in the next round on a visit to laagvlieger Fulham. Liverpool meets City in Manchester.
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