Jurgen Klopp was pleased his Liverpool side got the job done when they played Genk on Wednesday night. The Reds beat the Belgium side 4-1 as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s brace and strikes from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah seal the victory at the Cristal Arena.
“There were good moments,” Klopp told BT Sport. “The start was brilliant, we were kind of fluent and asked them a lot of questions but then we started - I'm not sure why - to lose patience and some easy balls. But all four goals were brilliant and we had chances to score more. Job done.
"In the years before we would have drawn it, maybe even lost, but all's OK. It was intense, we needed concentration. Our opponent brought in their tallest player and they did well from the first and second balls. We played with speculation when do we really need to go there? Then they won the second balls. So I didn't enjoy the game too much, but I enjoyed the result."
Klopp continued: "We've just had two away games that were both difficult for different reasons. I don't know where we are now but I know where we need to be on Sunday.
"It's a refreshed Tottenham. Of course the second they meet us they're back on track! But we're a different team to Red Star Belgrade, just like Tottenham are different to Genk."
Regarding Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds boss said: "His goals were brilliant, and very important. We're really pleased for him, it was a big step."
On the build up to Mane's goal, he replied: "I would have loved to see more of that play in the game but, for that moment, it was excellent."