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Klopp happy with how Liverpool “controlled the game” against Leicester City.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 64 home games in the English top-flight.

Diogo Jota and Jurgen on the touchline at Anfield. [Getty]
Diogo Jota and Jurgen on the touchline at Anfield. [Getty]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was pleased with how his Reds “defended exceptionally well” and “controlled the game” against Leicester City on Sunday.


The Premier League champions sealed a 3-0 victory over Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes last night, thanks to Jonny Evans’ own-goal and headers from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.


Despite all the injuries Liverpool have, they still looked like the same team that won the title last season, and one could argue that it was their best performance of the 2020-21 season so far.


While speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day, Klopp expressed his joy at ‘all the good things’ he saw in the game. 


The German said: "We scored three goals and didn't concede one, we defended exceptionally well, controlled the game, there were a lot of good things, I can't pick one that pleased me most - maybe the performance of James Milner at right-back. He played an exceptional game, first there and then in midfield.


"That is what we expect from ourselves, injuries were a massive shock in that moment but the boys have to offer solutions. We have centre-halves, they are really young. They are not experienced, you saw the bench tonight.


"It's a tricky situation and when Naby (Keita) goes off with a muscle injury you know the problems will not get smaller. The boys know when they are allowed to train with us they have the quality to do so, we don't give tickets for training, you have to qualify with talent and aptitude. It is a tough school, there a lot of steps to go. 


"We have to make sure we recover but the Naby injury didn't help at all."


Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 64 home games in the English top-flight - the longest run in the club’s history and they’ve registered 53 wins from those matches.



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