Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool “can do better” despite thrashing Premier League leaders Manchester City 4-1 on Saturday.
City started the weekend top of the Premier League table but could not deal with an irresistible Liverpool side in the day’s late kick-off, with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino particularly impressive in a 4-1 win for the Reds.
It marks Klopp’s most impressive victory after taking charge at Anfield just last month – and one which had Daniel Storey drooling in his 16 Conclusions – and although the German hailed a “very good” performance from his players, he stressed that they “can do better”.
“It feels perfect! The game was not perfect but it was very good,” he told Sky Sports. “City couldn’t start like they want but that is important for us. We played with big passion and that’s the most important thing for us.
“The good news is that we can do better. At half-time I told the boys they were surprised to be winning 3-0, and we must do better in that situation.
“We have quality, we could have more goals but 4-1 is perfect. The boys can believe now that they are stronger than many people think.”
Coutinho and Firmino, as aforementioned, impressed at the Etihad and were among the goals, sandwiching their efforts in between an Eliaqum Mangala own goal and excellent Martin Skrtel strike.
“They were brilliant goals. It’s a big step,” Klopp said. “The crowd was a bit nervous when they couldn’t build up their game as they wanted. It was good, really good.
“We have to learn to be in a clear lead. With results like this the lads will start to believe.”