Klopp: Liverpool almost made statement in Chelsea win
Liverpool is a perfect 6-0, even after a not-so-perfect 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday, and that result under those circumstances only seems to underscore its power.
The Reds built an early 2-0 lead that nearly disappeared and perhaps should’ve led to a draw had Michy Batshuayi and Mason Mount provided the finishing touch.
But they didn’t, and a sloppy second half at the back didn’t hurt the Reds aside from N’Golo Kante’s undressing of Fabinho.
Yes, there’s a certain vibe of destiny around this unit, and everything is going according to Jurgen Klopp’s plans.He’s downright giddy, but you can tell he cares about matching performances like Man City’s 8-0 clobbering of Watford and that any goal against his men is a bit of luck.
“3-0 would have been a statement but then N’Golo Kante makes his little run and with his big toe kicks it in.
“Then it is completely normal that you come under pressure but we defended well. There were a couple of good saves from both goalkeepers. Good situations in an exciting game and that is how it is in the top six and in the Premier League.”
Apologies to Klopp, but the Kante quip is an absolute scream. Chelsea’s midfielder left Fabinho for dead and then took advantage of slow-to-react Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk to smash a delightful goal past Adrian with the side of his foot. Just tip your cap, Jurgen.
The Reds are now the first PL team to go 6-0 to start consecutive seasons, though it seems there’s a certain team in his head.
“It is exceptional. What can I say? We have to keep on going. It never looks as easy as it did for City yesterday but we have not had these games yet. We have to work for it.”
Circle Nov. 10 at Anfield, okay? The next round of Klopp v. Pep.