Klopp ‘completely fine with’ beating Chelsea 2-1

Date published: Saturday 17th September 2016 9:39

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp declared himself “completely fine” with only beating Chelsea 2-1 on Friday night.

The Reds dominated at Stamford Bridge, with strikes from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson being followed by a consolation goal from Diego Costa.

As Daniel Storey wrote in our excellent 16 Conclusions:

‘Well well. If Liverpool’s trampling of Leicester and four-goal haul at Arsenal suggested they could be this season’s entertainers, beating Chelsea in their own stadium will only add to the giddiness on Merseyside. Since Klopp joined Liverpool they are the Premier League’s top scorers, and the Premier League’s top away scorers in 2016.’

Klopp was clearly ecstatic with Liverpool’s attacking verve as well as their resilience to hold on against an improving Chelsea.

“We played football like hell, it was really nice to watch,” said the German.

“You don’t understand it, football like hell? Very lively, very flexible. We never thought about anything else other than playing our football.

“I told the lads before the game, everything can happen, there’s no guarantee of getting anything at Chelsea, but if we lose our way, the probability we get something, if we are really convinced about the kind of play it is bigger.

“We started the game from the first minute, we had a few unbelievable moments. Anyone who has played Chelsea knows they are organised, especially under Conte.

“Everyone sees how often Chelsea score in the last seconds, but I can’t remember too many chances. The biggest was Divock Origi, so it could have even been 3-1 to us, but 2-1 I am completely fine with.”

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