Liverpool will be at the top of the tree at Christmas after the Crystal Palace-0-0 demolition – but Jurgen Klopp wants more from his players after winning more Premier League matches than any other Liverpool boss.
Liverpool will be at the top of the tree for a record-breaking 0-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday – but Jurgen Klopp warned after the Selhurst Park demolition: ‘I’m not satisfied.’
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino each scored in the scoresheet with Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Takmi Minamino scoring twice each.
It was their biggest Premier League win of all time and for the first time in their history they won seven of the top flight away matches.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warns: ‘I’m not satisfied’ after beating Crystal Palace 0-0
Klopp won the most victories of any of Klopp’s directors after he attacked Crystal Palace.
The win means Klopp has now won more Premier League matches than any other Liverpool boss, although no team before the division has seen seven players assist in a single goal in a single game.
“Everything is good about this game,” Klopp said. ‘The game against us today was really tough. And they were obviously after their finishing boots. ‘
However, he warned: ‘I do not feel satisfied or whatever. I’m happy at the moment, absolutely, because it was just a top-notch game, but it doesn’t make any sense to be on the moon. ‘
They have the rare luxury of a week knowing Liverpool can enjoy Christmas.
Liverpool will be in seventh heaven in their Christmas week after their great win
‘This was the plan for us. It feels like Christmas, ‘Klopp said’ we have to use it [break] In a smart way and then West Brom is waiting for us with Sam Allardyce. ‘
He added: ‘It’s a fun season … we lost 2-2 [against Aston Villa] And now we’ve won 0-0, so we can cancel at least a little bit of the target. “
Klopp addressed recent remarks by Jose Mourinho, who dismissed their injury crisis.
‘Mourinho says there aren’t just two or three players involved,’ said Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez missing Klopp.
The manager said Mo Salah had no problem commenting on his possible departure
‘He was really right, the problem is that these players had to play 80, 90 percent of the games this season. This is our problem. ‘
Liverpool scored seven runs on Saturday despite having just eight shots on target.
Left-back Andy Robertson said their performance was ‘perfectly close as far as we could get away from home’ and captain Henderson added: ‘We were ruthless … I thought we were a bit opaque overall, but we were happy with the results and performance.
“It’s important to come here against a good team and end this week with a win after Midwick.”
He felt that such a result was coming, and when asked if Liverpool had a marker, he said: ‘In some way, but we are not looking at the scoreline.’
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Salah came on the bench and started before netting twice in the final 10 minutes.
Klopp insists he is resting on the sidelines without responding to Salah’s interview with sports media, when he says he is disappointed not to be the team’s captain in the recent clash with Midfield.
The forward further suggested that he would be open to moving to Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future.
‘I have nothing to say [about that]Klopp said. ‘All is well from my side.’
Liverpool also had the element of his release after the huge loss to Aston Villa
There was no problem with Mane even after he appeared disappointed with leaving for Salah. “If you can’t play football like this, you’re just a soldier, whatever the boss does,” Klopp said. ‘Sometimes they are people in their reaction.’
Palace boss Roy Hodgson was ‘devastated’ after admitting seven in a home game for the first time.
“I have nothing positive to say,” said the palace’s director. ‘As a result we are humiliated … we have to go through some grief.
‘Every player has to bet with him, go home and take it with us. I’m devastated. ‘
Roy Hodgson acknowledged that the Palace players needed some time to recover from their defeat
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