Jurgen Klopp: What Roberto Firmino told me after Liverpool FC’s 4-1 win at West Ham
Jurgen Klopp reveals his post-match conversation with Roberto Firmino after Liverpool FC's win at West Ham
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Roberto Firmino revealed his frustration at not scoring after Liverpool’s dominant 4-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
The Reds ran riot at the London Stadium as Klopp’s men made it back to back victories in the Premier League and boosted their top-four hopes.
Mohamed Salah set the Reds on their way, before Joel Matip made it 2-0 with a finish from close range shortly after.
Manuel Lanzini pulled a goal back for the hosts after half-time, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored to make it 3-1.
And Salah added a second before the finish to cap a strong afternoon for the Reds against the struggling Hammers.
Klopp was understandably delighted by his side’s dominant attacking performance at the London Stadium.
However, the German coach also revealed that Firmino told him that he was frustrated not to be able to find the net against the east London side.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Klopp said: “Don’t forget Roberto Firmino on a day like this. He didn’t score and he was really angry he didn’t.
“I said to him, ‘What a performance!’ and he said, ‘But I want to score!’.
“It was very important to have these players. You can have the best match plan in the world but if the players are not good enough for it then it doesn’t help.
“Players decide the games on the pitch, especially the good games.”
Liverpool return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday 18 November.
The Reds are aiming to build on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League table last term.