Jurgen Klopp poured praise on his Liverpool stars after their comfortable 5-1 victory over ten-man Hull in the Premier League on Saturday.
Two goals from James Milner and one each for Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane secured the points and Liverpool could have realistically hit double figures if they had converted all their chances.
Klopp was delighted with his side’s “world-class performance” against the Tigers but admits he was a “little angry” that the Reds couldn’t keep a clean sheet.
“I think we should not worry about whether we should have scored more. It was a brilliant amazing first half in all aspects. It was a world-class performance in counter pressing,” said Klopp.
“We didn’t give Hull the opportunity to create confidence. It was wonderful to watch. All in all, really good.”
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“I was little angry we conceded. It would be nice to have a clean sheet one time in the season! Maybe we will work on this. It was a professional second half from the players. I am not interested in statements now just collecting points.”
Lallana stood out as one of the key performers in the win and Klopp hailed his talent and skills after the match.
“Adam Lallana is a wonderful player and a great professional so I don’t have to show him to play football. He has the talent and the skills. I don’t want to talk about too much one player, but Adam is a good footballer,” Klopp continued.
“He’s a pressing player because he loves to do it. He does it because he wants which is important for us. If he’s running we have to follow him. Hopefully we can do it more often.”