LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp mentioned he experienced cherished the time-opening enjoyment furnished by the champions in their 4-three gain over Leeds United on Saturday but said there was greater to arrive from his facet.
Promoted Leeds, back in the prime flight right after 16 a long time, fought back from a intention down on a few situations but Liverpool emerged with the a few factors after an 88th moment penalty from hat-trick hero Mohamed Salah.
“What a sport, what an opponent, what a overall performance from both equally teams. A proper spectacle, I cherished that,” stated Klopp immediately after his crew prolonged their unbeaten property history in the league to 60 games.
“It is fairly scarce you see that numerous objectives in a game, we have remaining space for enhancement in our defending but that is not strange for a 1st game. Our players have played a couple times ago for their international locations so it is possible (this takes place),” he additional.
Klopp gave Leeds credit history for their display screen soon after they confirmed the brand of extreme soccer that Marcelo Bielsa has instilled in them.
“The opponent pressured us to make problems, we can do much better, we will do much better but I liked a great deal about the match versus a very well-organised, passionate aspect like Leeds,” reported Klopp.
“We utilised our techniques to bring about them difficulties, we could have scored a lot more and in the close we employed established-items which is great by me.
“It is not like driving a bicycle, you can drop one thing in pre-season and it takes time to all come with each other all over again. I am actually beneficial about this match. Leeds will have a excellent season if they can keep up that depth and they did it in the Championship with a lot more video games so why not?”
Salah stated he as well was impressed by the Yorkshire club’s technique at an vacant Anfield.
“It’s a challenging workforce, to be fair. They experienced a terrific game. There’s no fans but they engage in, they respond really perfectly and they scored 3 goals versus us – that is large.
“I’m delighted about the consequence and we have to maintain on bettering and try out not to concede as quite a few ambitions. With no enthusiasts it is so tough – primarily at Anfield, every person is aware that. But it’s a good start off for us,” he said.