Jurgen Klopp has described his Liverpool’s counter-attacking display during their 4-1 win over West Ham United as “pretty perfect”.
Liverpool made it a comfortable victory at the London Stadium, with Mohamed Salah helping himself to a brace and Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also on the scoresheet.
“The result, it feels good. We changed our approach, it was a counter-attacking line-up to use our speed from a deep situation. It was brilliant play for the first goal,” he told BBC Sport.
“Our counter-attacking was pretty perfect, we had some wonderful play. Roberto Firmino, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a player play a third game in the week with such intensity and I’m a few days in this business.
“3-0, 3-0, 4-1, it’s a really good week. It’s a good moment to have a little break. We lost our skipper overnight and Gini Wijnaldum did not have his boots here. We thought he had no chance of playing, we only brought him here so he is nearer to Amsterdam, he was flying there to see the doctor.
“And he played 90 minutes. Sadio Mane is a naturally fit player, he could have played the 90 minutes after just one training session.”