Liverpool were absolutely great against Arsenal, finishing the game at Anfield with a resounding 4-0 triumph, making things look very easy.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp hailed his players for how they dealt with pressure, just a few days after beating Hoffenheim at home to qualify for the Champions League group stage.
We were very good, obviously. We’ve learned from each game so far and built on it so it was even better than against Hoffenheim. There was pressure on the boys and we wanted to show our desire to do something special and the boys did it really well
the German manager told Sky Sports, before talking a bit more about details that made Liverpool’s dominance so… absolute.
If you give Arsenal time, space and the opportunity to do what they want then you’ve already lost before the game starts. We had to learn to feel the pain in the game but to ignore it. It was clear that it would be hard and we defended really well
the Liverpool manager said. Last, once again, he had to answer questions regarding Philippe Coutinho, repeating that at the end of the day it’s the owners of the club who decide.
After a game like this I’m very confident but it’s not about confidence, it’s about what the owners said. That is the situation. He’s not available for us but you can imagine, if he had been part of this game we would not have been worse even though all three midfielders were outstanding
were Klopp’s words.