Jurgen Klopp has rued the defensive errors that led to the Reds surrendering a 2-0 lead over Arsenal, conceding 3 goals in the space of 6 minutes, but he thinks that his side should still have won 6-3, which is down to mistakes at the other end of the pitch from Mane and Salah.
Klopp was asked if he thought that it was a criticism that his side were great to watch from a neutral point of view. He replied: “No, no. It’s absolutely positive. We didn’t give any chance away because we were so offensively orientated – if you would do that it would be bad. We conceded goals where we were all behind the ball. You cannot train that [a player] is there when another makes a mistake, it’s quite difficult.
“I don’t take it as a compliment, it’s a fact: we are a very good football team, that’s how it is. But to be much better we have to avoid mistakes like [these], we have to use our chances more often. It would have been strange but the deserved result would have been 6-3 for us. Scoring six goals at Arsenal, what should they say now? That you can run through all the time? We all will continue. Arsenal is still a fantastic football team, we are not so bad.
“I don’t need compliments, the boys don’t need compliments, what we need is consistency. We have consistency performance-wise, not always genius, but really on a positive side. Unfortunately, it still leads to too many draws, that’s another truth.”
The match on Friday night really was brilliant to watch but it was very worrying for us Arsenal fans watching our defenders flailing when Liverpool came at us. Maybe we’ll get to watch a boring win one day for a change!