Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his team’s 3-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday was one of their “best performances so far” and the Red boss was especially pleased with the team’s strong response after losing to Leicester on Monday.
Speaking at his post match conference, Klopp admits his side have been inconsistent this season, but says performance like this shows what they are capable of.
“It was one of the best games we have played so far because the strength and the lineup of opponent. We did really well. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester.
“We analysed it and that wasn’t enjoyable. We had another opportunity and we took it today. It’s the roller coaster of the Premier League. It’s not always going up,” he told BBC Sport.
“What do you want to do learn first – be consistent or beat the best teams in the world? We all know what we did last week and how we played. It’s not usual to come back like this.
“We know what we need to work on. All of them played a fantastic game. When we are compact it’s fantastic. Adam Lallana can come out of the formation and trigger something. Being compact and stable is the basis of each good display.
“We knew Arsenal would bounce back in the second half. Alexis Sanchez is the highest quality player and plays different to Danny Welbeck. Simon Mignolet saved our lives. It’s important to go back to fourth above Arsenal. We really felt bad last week, we needed a few days to understand what happened.”
The win lifts Liverpool up to third in the Premier League table, although they have played a game more than the teams around them.