Klopp hails ‘brilliant’ first-half against Hull; singles out Lallana

Date published: Saturday 24th September 2016 5:46

Jurgen Klopp: Manager privileged to lead Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was thrilled with what he saw in the first half at Anfield and praised Adam Lallana for his role in the 5-1 win against Hull.

The Reds have now scored nine times in just two Premier League games at home and the German was clearly delighted with how his side started the match.

“I think we should not worry about whether we should have scored more. It was a brilliant amazing first half in all aspects,” beamed Klopp.

“It was a world-class performance in counter pressing.

“We didn’t give Hull the opportunity to create confidence. It was wonderful to watch. All in all, really good.”

However, Klopp suggested he may focus on defending after failing to keep a clean sheet against 10-man Hull.

He added: “I was little angry we conceded. It would be nice to have a clean sheet one time in the season!

“Maybe we will work on this. It was a professional second half from the players. I am not interested in statements now just collecting points.

Klopp also spoke highly about Lallana and the difference he makes to the starting eleven.

He said: “Adam Lallana is a wonderful player and a great professional so I don’t have to show him to play football. He has the talent and the skills. I don’t want to talk about too much one player, but Adam is a good footballer.

“He’s a pressing player because he loves to do it. He does it because he wants which is important for us. If he’s running we have to follow him. Hopefully we can do it more often.”

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