Klopp: I am not here to celebrate my players

Date published: Sunday 17th December 2017 7:06

Jurgen Klopp has expressed frustration at the lack of consistency his Liverpool side have shown despite them thrashing Bournemouth 4-0.

Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the Premier League campaign as the Reds beat Bournemouth at Dean Court to climb to fourth place.

Egypt forward Salah became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season, with Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino also on target.

Jurgen Klopp’s men extended their unbeaten league streak to nine games under precious little pressure, getting back to winning ways after successive draws against Everton and West Brom.

“I am really please about everything, the start was serious, we knew how they can play if you let them,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“We were disciplined, I like how we defended different situations, and our tactical discipline was good. You can’t score all the time, all the games are hard. It was a fantastic first goal, and the third was world class.

“We could have scored more, but we didn’t really give a lot away so it was well deserved and I enjoyed the performances.”

Klopp also admitted that it was not hard to make the selection choices he did, including leaving out Sadio Mane.

“It’s not hard, I am not here to celebrate my squad. I like them but against West Brom they didn’t hit the target. I don’t change my mind in three minutes, but we have to be consistently good because we are Liverpool.

“I am completely happy having these boys around, Adam Lallana came on and made a difference immediately, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain creates pressure. But still, can only line 11 up.”


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