Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City: Jürgen Klopp’s reaction

Jürgen Klopp hailed an ‘absolutely incredible’ achievement from his Liverpool side after watching them make history by beating Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield on Sunday evening.

The win over the Foxes saw the Reds set a new club record by extending their current run of consecutive home league games unbeaten to 64. 

An own goal from Jonny Evans was followed up by clinical headers from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to put the champions level on points with Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur. 

Read on for a summary of the boss’ post-match press conference…

On whether it was a perfect night on many levels…

Yeah, until Naby left the pitch. You are right: the game was really good. We had to play really good because otherwise you would have no chance and the boys did it from the first second. We controlled the game, we passed the right passes, moved in the right spaces, offered direction, used these offers. So, a lot of things were really, really good. We scored two goals after a set-piece but a lot of good football moments in a really, really good performance. 

On how pleased he was to see Firmino find the back of the net…

Very. I think you saw it earlier than me, I only saw it once now that obviously he had the new record as well for closest no goal or whatever with the goalline technology. So, congratulations! But, of course, we were really happy and relieved. He deserved it so much. He played a super game, was so important for us tonight again and you could see in the face of all the players when he scored that everybody thought, ‘Yes, exactly the right goalscorer.’ 

On there being 30 passes in the build-up to Jota’s goal and his incredible start… 

Absolutely. But especially this goal, he couldn’t have scored without an outstanding cross from Andy Robertson. What a situation in the whole build-up. All these passes and then I think it was Joel to Robbo. Albrighton tries everything to win the battle, the little challenge there and Robbo is really good first contact. Then a sensational cross, super move from Diogo. Yes, he’s a good player – that’s the reason why we signed him.

On what the new club record says about his team…

Look, my problem is that in the moment I spoke so much about football, I have so much to think about how we can play the next game and things like this. So it doesn’t feel it. Maybe it’s not right but there will be a moment, for sure, in the future when I think back – and hopefully it will be a different number and not only 64. But it’s absolutely incredible, but it’s all about the boys. It’s really difficult to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of games were then it doesn’t happen just like this. You have to really dig in for that and the boys did that. I said it a few times before, we really enjoy playing here. It’s our ground, it’s our home, everything feels home – even when the people are not here. It doesn’t feel right but we have to do it and we are happy that we can play. So, what the boys put out there on the pitch performance-wise is absolutely incredible and it’s the only reason for the number. Obviously it’s pretty tricky and pretty difficult to set records for this incredible club because our fathers or grandfathers, they were obviously pretty good. So having this record now, I’m happy for the players but it doesn’t feel like a big moment, to be honest, because we play on Wednesday and that’s actually my only concern at the moment.