Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on his side after their 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday, as he felt it was a "nearly perfect" day at the St Mary's.
Klopp's Reds smashed Southampton as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah hit the target to hand the Merseyside club three points.
"We knew the strengths of Southampton and how they want to play football, so we wanted to defend and change the game to counter," Klopp told Sky Sports after the win.
"In footballing moments we would've loved to do it [play] a bit better. The rhythm wasn't good either, too fast or really slow and not normal passing speed.
"We scored wonderful goals and we could've scored more in the second half when we had big chances, but Southampton did well to be honest, with their style of play.
"That's how they want to solve their situation and their problems. I think we deserved the three points, [we got a] clean sheet, no injuries - [it was] nearly perfect."