Jurgen Klopp was elated with how Liverpool stifled RB Leipzig’s ‘monster’ pedigree as his aspect breezed into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-Zero victory on the Puskas Enviornment.
Having waited greater than 11 hours for a purpose from open play at house, two got here alongside inside the area of 5 second-half minutes in Budapest as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – scoring the 100th Champions League purpose in supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s 44th match in cost – made the tie protected with a 4-Zero combination victory.
This was Reds’ designated ‘house’ fixture however their woeful Anfield type – the place that they had misplaced six in a row within the league – meant they had been most likely grateful coronavirus restrictions compelled them to play in Hungary once more.
Klopp believes the largest praise he pays to his aspect is that they stopped their opponents from displaying their true pedigree.
He informed BT Sport: “One of the best factor the boys did is no person might actually see how good Leipzig could be.
“We defended them rather well as a result of they’re a monster often. They’re so highly effective and might run in behind, however we defended that basically effectively.
“We needed to change off the Premier League stuff to get right here and provides it a correct attempt. The boys actually loved themselves tonight which is necessary. We’re actually pleased.”
As for whether or not they can construct on this win after they head to Wolves within the Premier League on Monday, Klopp added: “We now have to.
“If we play like tonight then it won’t be simple. However we wish to win soccer video games now, we really feel it for the primary time shortly and it’s a large distinction.”
Mohamed Salah mirrored that it has been a troublesome season for the Reds, who sit eighth within the Premier League, 25 factors behind leaders Manchester City.
“The workforce is just not in the perfect form however we wish to struggle within the Champions League and we wish to struggle in every sport within the Premier League and we’ll see what’s going to occur,” he added.
“We’ve had just a few accidents this season, we’ve been unfortunate however a very powerful factor is we have to maintain combating.
“I do know it’s actually onerous and all people can see that, however as a lot as all people tries to present 100 per cent and maintain combating, we simply have to take one sport at a time.
“We don’t must look to the massive image as a result of generally once you do, we get stress and we see an excessive amount of stress carried on to the pitch. We simply want to depart the stress off the sector and simply play soccer.”