Klopp: Liverpool ‘bossed’ Swansea in second-half

Date published: Saturday 1st October 2016 2:46

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claimed their first-half movement was “static” but was delighted with their second-half revival in the win at Swansea.

Second-half goals from Roberto Firmino and another James Milner penlaty earned the Reds a 2-1 victory after Leroy Fer had capitalised on poor Liverpool defending from a corner.

Klopp said: “We are really happy in this moment. The second half is how the whole game should have been. Our body language wasn’t good in the first half.

“I thought the Swansea goal was offside, but it’s not important anymore. In the second half we bossed them – it’s how we should have been.

“We asked more difficult questions in the second half.

“Swansea are a good side. In the first half they played football. Our build-up was static in the first half. We weren’t awake so it was easy to defend.

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“You need to show every week that you ready to fight for the result. We did it in this game. We have 16 points and an international break. All the players are all over the world and we don’t like it.

Adam Lallan went off injured in the first half with Daniel Sturridge replacing him.

“Lallana has a groin problem and Dejan Lovren too. We will see what they have exactly. Hopefully they’ll use the break to recover,” added Klopp.

Liverpool’s come-from-behind win sees them climb into second spot in the Premier League table.


“I thought we could have done better in the first half. Our body language was not good, we were static and it was easy to defend against us. We are not as good as we should have been.

“You have to show why we are here. We showed a reaction, were more organised, clear in all situations and we deserved to win.

“Of course I am happy we have had two or three brilliant games in a row.

“If Milner is our top scorer at end of the season with penalties I have no problem with it. All is good. The performance was not perfect but it was good enough today,” added Klopp.

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