Klopp calls Liverpool ‘close to perfect’ in Aston Villa win

Jurgen Klopp has called the performance of Liverpool ‘close to perfect’ in the club’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

Liverpool head into the international break unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, having secured a third consecutive win with a comfortable victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.


Dominik Szoboszlai scored his first Liverpool goal to open the scoring with a brilliant effort after just three minutes, before a Matty Cash own goal and Mohamed Salah completed the win.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in 15 Premier League games dating back to last season, but Klopp called the latest performance from his side ‘the best for a while’ and believes the balance of his side was ‘close to perfect’.

“Absolutely, absolutely. It was a top game, the best for a while, a long time,” Klopp said, as per the club’s official website.

“I don’t know the last time we were that convincing, and we had a few good games obviously now – especially the end of last season and these kinds of things. That was really good.

“And you’re right, in both departments, offensively like defensively. You cannot do one step less against this Aston Villa team, then you struggle immediately. But the early goal might have helped, I’m not sure, we don’t know how the game would have looked without scoring, but we looked really, really good.

“The mix in possession between control and direction was close to perfect. That’s how it felt. We could use the formation today properly, everybody wanted the ball or protected or showed or offered. So, it was a top game, cannot say differently.

“I don’t know when I can say that the next time, but for today it was as good as could be, because the opponent is extremely strong and we didn’t let that happen today. That’s a massive compliment to my boys.”

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