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Klopp after Liverpool's win over Southampton: 'The game felt comfortable.'

Liverpool ran riot over Southampton, beating them 4-0.

Diogo Jota scored twice in the first half while Thiago and Van Dijk both found the net as Liverpool beat Southampton to pick up three Premier League points.

Klopp was pleased with the win but ponders over the amount of chances Southampton had [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the win but ponders over the amount of chances Southampton created at Anfield. [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

Jurgen Klopp was pleased with how Liverpool beat Southampton on Saturday, but the Reds manager bemoaned the number of chances the Saints had at Anfield.

Portugal international Diogo Jota broke the deadlock within two minutes and he doubled the lead in the 32nd minute as he finished off an assist from Mohammed Salah.

Then midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s deflected strike made it 3-0 five minutes later as Liverpool continued to cruise through. But, goalkeeper Alisson made a brilliant save to deny Adam Armstrong.

Seven minutes into the second half, defender Virgil van Dijk compounded the visitor’s woes by converting Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner kick, making it 4-0.

The three points moves Liverpool above Manchester City into the second spot ahead of the Cityzens' clash against West Ham United on Sunday.

Klopp wasn’t pleased with how his side gave Southampton too many chances despite beating the visitors 4-0 at Anfield.

Following the victory, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told BBC Sport: "It was comfortable. But the chances they had were too big. The saves of Alisson were too spectacular. That is space to improve. But I understand in a week like that when you win three games to keep concentration is a challenge as human beings.

"On the other side, we could have scored more if we had been calmer. That is something we have to think about. Decision-making could be better. The game felt comfortable in the end but during it, I did not feel too comfortable."

On how to defend against his side, the German said: "They will find ways. It is not about in moments what you can do against us. But the boys do really well. They are difficult to defend. Difficult to find a challenge with quick movements and passing. That is why we come through. It is because of the skillset the boys have. First and foremost we have to find the right solutions for as long as possible."

On Jota’s early goal, Klopp asserted: "The stats say Southampton score the majority of their goals in the first 20 minutes. So in this game, it is important to score early. Today we were there from the first second.

On the Merseyside Derby clash against Everton, he said: "It is a game people make too much of. I don't like the way it is approached. We want to play football there. Let's see what the opponent wants."

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