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Klopp lauds Liverpool's 'exceptional performance' against Arsenal.

Liverpool smashed Arsenal 4-0 in the Premier League, and Klopp said: ‘It was a mixture of a mature and exciting performance.’

Klopp delighted with Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Arsenal [Getty]
Klopp delighted with Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Arsenal [Getty]

Manager Jurgen Klopp expressed his joy at the ‘exceptional performance’ his Liverpool team showed when they beat Arsenal on Saturday evening.

The Reds ran riot over the Gunners at Anfield, beating them 4-0, thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohammed Salah, and Takumi Minamino.

The result meant Klopp's Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal (37) than one side has against any other since October 2015.

"All the games are opportunities for us," the German told Sky Sports. "It was an exceptional performance. We grew into the game, we got better and better.

"We controlled the game in a good way and played exciting stuff in the right moments. It was a mixture of a mature and exciting performance. In games like this it's important you keep your opponent as far away from your goal as possible and be decisive in the other areas.

"This league is incredibly intense. Now the most intense part of the season is ahead of us. December and January will be insane. We have players coming back, but the boys who played today did really well and did exactly what they had to do. We know what Arsenal can do but they couldn't do it today- that is the biggest compliment I can pay to my team.

"It feels great because it was really good - we should never take something like this for granted. You have to fight through different phases in a game and in a season. It's another point from when we go on."

Klopp and Arteta face off at Anfield [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
Klopp and Arteta face off at Anfield [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

On both managers receiving a yellow card, Klopp explained: "It was about the situation that it was no foul from Sadio [Mane] but the Arsenal bench went up like it was a red card. I asked what they want in that situation.

"We had to take Sadio off against Atletico [Madrid in the Champions League] because they wanted him to get a yellow card. The referee did really well in that situation - I deserved a yellow card. It wasn't not OK and that is what I said. It just happened in the moment.

"We grew into the game. It was not always a super game it was just a controlled game. We had to find a way to break them down. They were full of confidence. We found a way back in the game and it was a super performance all over."

On Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliant display, Klopp said: "He's a good player. The second one - the counter-press was insane. Trent is there and for him, it's a no-brainer he just needs a target player. The goals were all great and all-important. Good for our supporters to have something to enjoy obviously."

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