Jurgen Klopp: Why I didn’t enjoy watching Liverpool’s 5-1 win at Brighton
The Liverpool FC manager admits his Reds team required time to work out Brighton's style of play
Jurgen Klopp has conceded that watching Liverpool FC’s 5-1 win at Brighton wasn’t always comfortable despite Saturday’s landslide win.
Liverpool FC were 3-0 winners against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
The Reds boss showed his squad depth up front as Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho started alongside Salah for the trip to Brighton.
Emre Can made the breakthrough with a powerful header before Firmino finished from close range to cap a superb counter-attacking move after Coutinho and Salah combined to devastating effect.
The Liverpool FC number nine made it 3-0 with a powerful finish in the 49th minute seconds after Glenn Murray was denied by Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
The Brighton striker reduced the deficit from the penalty spot before Coutinho scored a cunning free-kick to restore their three-goal cushion with five minutes to go.
And the Liverpool FC playmaker made it 5-1 with a deflected strike to take the Merseyside outfit’s tally to 33 goals in 15 games this term.
However, Klopp was downbeat in his post-match analysis of Liverpool FC’s 5-1 win after a late flurry of goals put the result beyond doubt.
“Did I enjoy it? Not really, not all the time,” Klopp told BBC Sport. “At the beginning we needed to be patient with Brighton’s style. We needed to get used to it.
“We scored two fantastic goals. It was good to watch. We scored a third which is a good idea in a game like this. A few weeks ago we were lucky with refereeing decisions and we paid it back tonight.
“Brighton’s goal made it a little bit more exciting but in the end we closed the game in a nice way.”
Liverpool FC will host Spartak Moscow in their final Champions League group-stage game at Anfield mid-week with a place in the knockout stage up for grabs.