Jurgen Klopp: What I learned from Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland
The Liverpool manager discusses Saturday's 2-0 win against Sunderland
Jurgen Klopp says he was encouraged by his Liverpool’s players ability to beat defensive-minded outfits after Saturday’s 2-0 win against Sunderland.
The Reds made the breakthrough in the 75th minute of the Premier League clash thanks to Divock Origi’s close-range finish at Anfield.
Liverpool edged into a 2-0 lead thanks to James Milner’s penalty in added time after Sadio Mane was brought down inside Jordan Pickford’s area.
The Merseyside outfit have collected 16 points from their six Premier League games at Anfield in the 2016-17 season so far.
Only Manchester United managed to leave Merseyside with a point after their goalless draw with Jose Mourinho’s side in October.
Speaking after their 2-0 win against David Moyes’ Black Cats side, Klopp discussed what lessons he could take from the Premier League clash.
“That we are able to beat even the most defensive team I have ever played against. That’s actually a nice thing to learn. It’s not about me to say what other teams are doing, but we forced them in this position,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.
Klopp added: “We are ready for this situation, to play against teams like this, but it’s not easy. I saw a few minutes of Burnley v [Manchester] City and it did not look like it was easy for City there. That’s the job for all of us to do when you want to be in the top region of the table, you need to collect points and don’t care against who.”
Liverpool will make the long trip to Bournemouth in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.
However, the Reds will host Leeds United in the EFL Cup at Anfield on Tuesday night.