Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed delight on his players’ ability to pick another three points following a 3-0 victory against Bournemouth at Anfield.
The victory saw Liverpool return to top of the league table with 65 points in 26 games and will hope Chelsea defeat Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
Sadio Mane opened scoring for the Reds before Georginio Wijnaldum who was making a return to the team after illness doubled the lead as Mohamed Salah iced the cake to complete the routing.
Klopp in a post-match conference said it was nice the team got back to winning ways and were more offensive against their opponents.
“Not only at the end, but the whole game was also good. It was a difficult game, we all saw the situations when Bournemouth could play, could use their speed, could use their good offensive organisation.
” In all the other moments we played a really, really good game. Counter-pressing-wise, it was the best for a while. It was outstanding, which for us is always a sign for a really good game. It was a good moment to get it back. Offensively, it was creative, it was with power and speed, offering runs even if you don’t get the ball.
” Be a bit wild offensively, force them into difficult situations and use it then. All the goals were brilliant. It was just a really, really good game and a very deserved three points.
Comparing the game against Bournemouth to Liverpool’s last two games the German tactician said, “We are very self-critical. It was clear we were not happy with the two performances.
“There were always reasons for it. We cannot speak too much about that in public because it sounds like we’re going for excuses. We are not. But the analysis must be sensible, you have to talk about the right things with the boys and we did that.
“We knew about our situation and we knew we were not happy with our performance in the last two or three games. Still you can win a game or draw it because of different reasons – but we don’t want to come through somehow in the game.
“We want to play convincing football, we want to perform. That was the reaction we wanted to show today, for us. The boys did that in an outstanding manner and so I’m really happy.