Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his side after their ‘outstanding’ second-half display against Huddersfield on Saturday.
The Reds went into the game knowing that only a win would do against an in-form Huddersfield side whose last game in the Premier League was a 2-1 victory over Manchester United. The first half ended with the sides still level at 0-0, with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl saving Mohamed Salah’s penalty just before half time.
However, the second half was a much different story as Liverpool dominated throughout, scoring 3 goals via Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Klopp was clearly ecstatic about the result after the game, and spoke highly about the way in which his team reacted to their stalemate first half.
“It was easy to fix the mistakes for the second half,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “We showed the boys that their positioning needs to be different, and immediately we had the opportunities.
“I don’t think the first goal was lucky because we forced it. We were in the right positions and played the right pass.
“The second goal, usually when you hear Liverpool and goal from a set-piece it’s the other way round. But today we scored one.
“Third goal, fantastic. It was nice play from Wijnaldum, so there’s a lot of good things today, especially the reaction in the second half, which was outstanding.
“The boys really deserve that. We needed it, and now we have it.
“To get back on track, you have to control the game and that’s what we did in the first half.
“It was not the most exciting half of football. For sure we were a little bit stiff, that’s true. We were not in the right positions or with enough players in decisive areas.
“We had too many players behind the ball, which showed their readiness to protect, as it was very important for us to not show any weaknesses in defence.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]