Klopp after Liverpool win against Brighton: “We could have scored more.”


Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool should have scored more. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 on Wednesday evening as they continued their march towards registering a Premier League points record.

The English top flight champions had an easy start at the Amex Stadium as they were 2-0 up seven minutes into the game.

Naby Keita robbed Davy Propper to set up Mohamed Salah for the opener before Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hit the target with a superb strike from 20 yards.

The Seagulls reduced the deficit through Leandro Trossard who fired a crisp shot past goalkeeper Alisson at the brink of halftime.

Egypt forward Salah scored his second of the game (19th league goal of the season) as he headed in a corner from Andrew Robertson in the 76th minute to make it 3-1.

Salah has scored 73 goals and registered 27 assists in 104 appearances for Liverpool. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

And, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the outcome of the tie but felt his side could have ‘scored more’ goals.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the German said: "We started really well. We had to adapt a little bit as we knew what they wanted to do but it was a little bit hard to defend. 

“We left one or two players in a position where if we won the ball we had players in the counter-attack position. We got the first two goals with super balls but we could have scored more. I said to the boys at half-time they could have been 2-2 too. It was a nice game to watch!


"We don't have an influence on what the other team do. We just have to react. They left two offensive players between the line so when they won the ball it was difficult to protect. When you lose the ball in the wrong moment it was difficult to defend. So they deserved the goal but we scored the third goal then could have scored more with some really good chances."


On Neco Williams' PL debut, the former Dortmund coach said: "I know in football, everybody thinks it's not good if you take a player off after 45 minutes. He had a yellow card and we didn't protect him well enough on the left. It was his first professional start so I cannot tell him not to tackle. 

“I liked a lot of his stuff, he will learn so there is absolutely no problem. I liked a lot how he played."

On chasing the points record, Klopp told BBC’s Match of the day: "It's not important for me, I'm not interested in any of this but I want to win football games. For sports people in general it might be important. We are champions and it could be softening but it is not - the boys go with everything.


"We have 92 points and last season we had 97. We got five points more than this last season - that's unbelievable, I have no idea how we did that."


Liverpool's next match is at home to Burnley on Saturday.


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