Jurgen Klopp was delighted with Liverpool’s performance against rivals Manchester United, beating them 3-1 to return to the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool absolutely dominated the Red Devils, taking 36 shots while having 64% possession of the ball as the visitors retreated into a defensive shell in the hope of coming away with a third consecutive goalless draw at Anfield.
Goals from Sadio Mané and substitute Xherdan Shaqiri put paid to that notion, pleasing their manager no end.
“Over the moon about the performance. The way the boys played tonight was outstanding,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“We saw the line up of United and their quality – how organised they were and they fight from the back. The plan was to be brave and chip the ball behind the lines.
“The first goal was how, if you could have drawn, it would have been the goal. It’s so deserved. Top, top first-class team.
“The timing of Shaqiri’s introduction was not too bad. We need somebody to score the goals. But how the boys fought. The mix up of big fight and really playing football against an unbelievably strong team.
“United didn’t want to play defensively but we didn’t let them out.”