Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took offence to Roy Keane describing his facet as “sloppy” within the aftermath of Monday evening’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.
Klopp overheard Keane, who was offering evaluation on the sport for Sky Sports activities, and known as out the Manchester United legend reside on air.
“I’m unsure I heard it proper,” Klopp stated. “Perhaps he was speaking about one other recreation. Can’t be this recreation, sorry. That’s an unimaginable description of this recreation. That was completely distinctive – nothing was sloppy. Completely nothing. From the primary second dominant in opposition to a crew in type.”
It’s true that Arsenal threatened Liverpool on a number of events and will simply have scored a couple of aim on the night.
If Alexandre Lacazette had completed a one-on-one within the second half, when Liverpool had been solely 2-1 up, maybe it might have been a unique story.
Nevertheless, Diogo Jota’s aim two minutes earlier than full-time ensured Liverpool ended the evening with all three factors.
Klopp was filled with reward for his facet’s efficiency and a one-minute video has emerged exhibiting his gamers’ urgent on the evening was nothing in need of excellent.
Watch it right here…
One of many pundits says over the footage: “It’s a part of the sport that prime gamers don’t need to do – notably once you’re champions and have received every part within the final couple of years. However this continues to be so spectacular.
“Simply think about how exhausting it’s for Arsenal to get the ball down and mix, to construct up, as a result of something free… have a look at what number of pink shirts are drawn to the ball, they snuff it out and find yourself successful possession again.”
One other pundit feedback: “In some groups there are some gamers to win the ball again. Then you have got your skillful gamers and it’s like ‘after we win it again, we’ll give it to them’.
“Liverpool, each participant does it on the similar degree, that’s essentially the most distinctive and spectacular factor.
“Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Bobby Firmino are most likely pretty much as good at it as anybody else on the crew.”
The footage is actually spectacular and supplies one other reminder of the excellent teaching job Klopp has completed along with his present squad at Anfield.
Most trendy managers need their gamers to press with depth excessive up the pitch – however few groups do it as successfully as Klopp’s males.