Jurgen Klopp was happy to mark the opening of Liverpool’s new Main Stand with an emphatic win and also admired his side’s patience.
A brace from Roberto Firmino, a stunning strike from Adam Lallana and a third goal of the season for Sadio Mane gave the Reds all three points in some style at a new-look Anfield, and Klopp was left beaming over the display put on by his players.
“At the end it was a great performance over 90 minutes,” Klopp told BT Sport. “I thought it was a good challenge for us today because I know we can be really strong.
“If something does not work we have to show we can stay in the race, and believe in our style. We played calm football, but we can’t create with each pass, each movement.
“Leicester have big quality, are always a threat, even after we scored our third. It was a good performance in a wonderful place.”
“The old Anfield was great also but it was time to give more people the opportunity to watch our games. I’m happy they can do this. The noise can change games in both directions, it was wonderful that they could.”
Klopp also admitted that Lucas, who gave Leicester a glimmer of hope with a poor mis-control, was not fully prepared to play the entire game.
“We had to throw him in cold water,” Klopp quipped. “He wasn’t really ready for 90 minutes, the plan was he would be on the bench but after training we knew he would have to play.
“Especially against Jamie Vardy, with his over the shoulder game, it is very difficult to play.”