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Klopp: Win over Man United best ever

Klopp: Win over Man United best ever

17 Dec 2018, 11:40

Liverpool win over Manchester United has been described as the best ever at Anfield by Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool beat Man United 3-1 to regain their top spot and Klopp said his team was outstanding but he did not expect his side to overrun their weekend opponents with a huge margin.

"It was a brilliant start, one of the best performances we had since I've been in Liverpool. For the first half hour we were outstanding, scored only one, but I don't think anyone expects four or five against this United team. How we played was just perfect. We passed into the right areas and played in behind the lines.

"Then for half an hour we lost the momentum of the game a bit, they scored, it was more open and I had no problem with the half-time whistle, to be honest. Not because United were demanding the game, but because it was more open.” Klopp said.

Klopp admitted that the presence of Marouane Fellaini always cause discomfort and it was no different for Liverpool.

"When [Marouane] Fellaini is on the pitch it's never a good sign for the other team, it is always difficult for the other team to defend these high balls, but we even did that very well. We got our dominance back step-by-step and Shaq closed the game. That was unbelievably nice and deserved. You need a bit of luck and both goals were deflected but you need that. The first goal -- what a goal. A super pass and a super control and finish. Nearly a perfect night." the German boss added.

Liverpool tops the table with a one-point gap over Manchester City.

 

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