Jurgen Klopp has hailed his “exceptional” Liverpool side after they beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park, and backed striker Darwin Nunez to find goalscoring form sooner rather than later.
Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Stefan Bajcetic were on the scoresheet with Ollie Watkins’ second-half goal for Aston Villa ultimately not enough to salvage anything from the game, and Klopp was full of praise for his side getting the result.
“We could tell the boys at half-time where we could have done better and the only problem was the second half, we missed a little bit the last step, all of a sudden, and obviously Aston Villa were pushing hard, that’s normal in a home game, we knew that would happen. You have to get through these periods.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold played an incredible pass from midfield to find Andy Robertson, making a darting run into the box from Liverpool’s right flank, who then found Salah to tap home for the opener.
“I loved them all, but you are right,” Klopp said when asked which goal was most special. “The pass from Trent [Alexander-Arnold], I don’t know, I asked him after the game ‘did you want it?’ He said ‘yes!’
“Wow, incredible, and the turn as well, Robbo [Andy Robertson] off of the run, and then you need someone to finish, and obviously for Mo [Salah] it’s not too difficult. Sensational goal.”
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