EPL: It's a perfect result, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Updated: 29 December, 2017 10:57 IST | AFP | London

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails his players' after 5-0 hammering of Swansea as Reds move into Top-4 of league table; says injury-free team is a boost

Liverpool players are ecstatic after their goal against Swansea during an English Premier League encounter at Anfield on Tuesday. Pic/AFP 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is not interested in the individual goal tallies of his attacking players because they will all get opportunities to find the net. Two goals from Roberto Firmino and one each from Philippe Coutinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped Liverpool to an emphatic 5-0 win over Swansea City at Anfield.

The victory ensured Liverpool remain in the thick of the battle for the Champions League places in fourth spot — five points behind second-placed Manchester United. Brazilian duo Coutinho and Firmino were both particularly influential in the Boxing Day win at Anfield. However, Klopp preferred to extol the virtues of the collective efforts of his players rather than single out individuals. Klopp said: "I am happy for all the boys when they score but I couldn't say how many he has, or how many he has, I don't care. That is not in my interest. If we play like we play in our good moments then the boys will be in good situations. They will all score.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

"Sadio Mane didn't play here but he will score if we play like this, if we bring the different players in the different moments in the different situations. When you see the result is 5-0 that it was an easy game but it wasn't an easy game. It was a hard work, I've no problem with that. I'm really happy with what we learned from the game. It is a perfect result for us, nobody injured I don't think. Important three points, five goals, clean sheet so it's all good."

Klopp withdrew Firmino in the 68th minute and the German explained that he did so with one eye on a hectic schedule. "You could see he wasn't the happiest in the stadium, but at least I have to stay reasonable or serious because there are a lot of games to come," Klopp said.

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