Jurgen Klopp was understandably delighted after watching his Liverpool side beat Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield.
It was a performance which highlighted all of Liverpool’s characteristic inconsistency, as once they got into their stride they cut through City with apparent ease.
With Daniel Sturridge rested, Divock Origi was preferred to £32.5million striker Christian Benteke. Origi was making his first league start since being injured in the Boxing Day win over Leicester and gave Liverpool’s attack mobility which allowed them to press City high up the field.
Klopp labelled it the best home performance of his short reign.
“It was the best half for sure of all our home games,” Klopp said. “The best word I could say that would describe this was… boom!
“Wow. What was this? It was really good to be honest. It showed us what these boys are capable of and it was a really good performance.
“We lost the final on Sunday and that’s the truth so we should have showed that we were more greedy today for these three points.
“But especially our with situation in the Premier League we cannot waste time any more.
“We have to climb now and get points as we have so many important games in the next few weeks and only two tournaments left, but they’re the most important tournaments.
“From the first to the last it was a really good performance from my side.”