Jurgen Klopp said he was happy with Liverpool’s creativity in the attacking third during The Reds’ 4-1 win over Cardiff City, today.
Liverpool’s win at Anfield moved them to the top of the Premier League, temporarily at least. Klopp was impressed with how his side was able to break down a Cardiff team set up with the intent of denying space to the Reds forwards.
“A lot of very good moments and periods. We could have done better but that’s how it is. We had to create and create and create.’’ Klopp told his post-match press conference.
“You need for your most creative football fresh players, but you cannot change a full team because you need rhythm as well.
“The start was really good in the game and then they had these first set pieces and throw-ins… these really dreadful throw-ins. We lost the ball too much and we didn’t defend these cheap long balls.”
Klopp felt that Cardiff’s goal actually helped Liverpool as The Bluebirds would have believed that at just 2-1 down, they could certainly hope to get something from the game. In turn, they began to advance a little further up the pitch, leaving more space for the Liverpool attackers to exploit at the other end.
“We scored the second one and we conceded a goal which is never something you want especially with the record. It possibly helped actually as Cardiff believed they could do more and we finished the game.’’ he continued.
“Now we can recover and prepare for the next game.”
That next game for Liverpool is a potentially mouth-watering fixture with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, next Saturday.