Klopp did not expect Liverpool to beat Watford

Date published: Monday 9th May 2016 8:19

Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the performance of an ‘inexperienced’ Liverpool side as they beat Watford 2-0.

Goals from Joe Allen and Roberto Firmino handed the Reds back-to-back wins after having suffered consecutive defeats domestically and in Europe.

Klopp made eight changes to the side which beat Villarreal 3-0 in midweek to reach the Europa League final, and the German was pleased with the results.

“Everything is OK, no injuries, 58 points, so not too bad,” said Klopp after the game. “I did not think about the finals, but it is like this. The Europa League is now our only chance of going to the Champions League and the Europa League is partly the reason we have 58 points.

“But that is how it is, it is no problem, it is our situation and I have seen a lot of improvement in the team, and individual players, so that is really OK.

“We are eighth and perhaps we can get seventh or sixth, I do not know, but it depends of course on results.

“Next game is Chelsea, when hopefully it is not as warm as today, and if we win all of our last games, then I am really satisfied.

“We did what was necessary. They were not that experienced, but they did well. The first goal was quick in mind, and the second goal too.

“The grass was a little bit dry, so we could not play like we want, but we were the better team and it was absolutely deserved.

“Roberto [Firmino] came on and it was good to have him today to replace Phil [Coutinho] after 60 minutes, with Roberto getting half an hour, which was really good for us to do it like this. And a wonderful goal, with speed and smartness.

“I am pleased, because to be honest I did not expect that we would be that much better than the opponent today, but it was like it was and I saw a lot of really good moments.”



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