It was a good day at the office for Jurgen Klopp as his side emerged victorious against West Brom with a 2-1 victory, with goals from Saido Mane and Philippe Coutinho.
Speaking after his side’s victory in his post match press conference, the German was asked whether his side should have won with a move convincing scoreline. He said, “In dreamland then you always win four or five-nil and then the crowd can go a little earlier and do something a more serious.”
He insisted that it was an exciting atmosphere till the end, given the chances that they created and the ones they didn’t use. He also went on to say, “Actually, in this moment it feels better that we only won 2-1 than three or four-nil, which would have been possible – but all good.” He added with a hint of heavy sarcasm,”Who wants to be top in October?” before confirming that it was meant to be a joke.
With this victory, the Reds currently sit second on the table with 20 points, only behind Arsenal on goal difference. On being asked how it felt being second on the table, he said that his side couldn’t have gotten any more points today, so it was ok.
“For me, it is really difficult to be kind of satisfied or something with football games, but a 2-1 keeps you more awake than a 4-0, that’s how it is. In this moment we are maybe not experienced enough in a situation like this to feel that it could be easy or whatever.”
Prior to the match it was revealed that Steven Gerrard would be leaving LA Galaxy. On being asked about whether the club legend could return after his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy, he insisted one couldn’t imagine how welcome his return could be.
He said, “Steven Gerrard is always so welcome at Liverpool FC – you can’t imagine how welcome! But everything that we have already talked about or will speak about stays in this situation. That’s how I know Stevie and that’s how I am.” He insisted that nobody should worry that there’s no space for Steven Gerrard and that everything will be fine.