Klopp after Liverpool’s 7-0 gala: “We’re still alive”
No crisis! Liverpool FC are back in impressive fashion with a historic runaway win over Manchester United. Jürgen Klopp warns the competition.
After Liverpool FC’s historic 7-0 win against Manchester United, coach Jürgen Klopp is hoping for a turning point in what has been a mixed season for his team so far.
“We need results and performance – and tonight we had both,” said Klopp after the rout at Anfield in the BBC interview. “It is important that everyone knows: We are here and we are still alive.”
The result was “crazy”, admitted the 55-year-old, but his team’s performance was “outstanding”. “A few months ago everyone thought it was a good time to play against Liverpool,” said Klopp. “They weren’t allowed to say it out loud, but everyone thought it because they felt like we were in deep trouble. But now it’s not such a good moment for them because we seem like ourselves again. “
Salah sets a record
On top of that, the coach was pleased that striker Mohamed Salah set a new record in the Liverpool shirt with his brace. The Egyptian is now the Reds’ record goalscorer with 129 goals in 205 Premier League games. “129 goals, that’s crazy!” said Klopp. “We already appreciate him today, but in the future people will look back and say: Wow, we saw something really special there.”
Salah himself was overjoyed after the game and was delighted that he had set his record against Manchester rivals of all people. “I can’t lie, it’s incredible that I made it against Manchester United today,” he told Sky Sports. However, the star striker warned against getting cocky. “Now we have to stay grounded and win more games. Hopefully that gives us a big boost.”