Jurgen Klopp has hailed Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Watford as an ‘example of how football should look’.
Liverpool were imperious on Wednesday night, tearing apart a decent Watford style. The Hornets have enjoyed a good campaign so far but they came up against arguably the best Reds performance of the season.
Klopp had to cope without Roberto Firmino at Anfield and instead went with Sadio Mane as a striker. It was a surprise decision, especially with both Mo Salah and Divock Origi on the pitch.
But Mane took just 20 minutes to prove him right. Feeding off some incredible passing from Trent Alexander-Arnold, he scored twice in that time.
Origi added another in the second half before Virgil van Dijk netted a brace of his own to wrap up the win.
In all, every single player performed well, while some were simply outstanding. It was the perfect response to two dour 0-0s.
Klopp was understandably happy with beating Watford 5-0. More than just praising the display, however, he hailed it as an example of how football should be played.
Klopp on Liverpool 5-0 Watford
“It was exactly the game we wanted,” Klopp said after the game, according to ESPN. “Tomorrow is another day and we have to deal with all the things. But today that was a really fantastic football game.
“I’m really happy for the boys because they deserve it so much. We draw against Bayern [Munich] and against [Manchester] United and everybody kind of talks — I don’t exactly know what you’re talking about, different things which I don’t understand — but it’s always about showing reactions.
“We want to play like this every day and that’s maybe sometimes possible and sometimes a bit less. You have to be stable and the boys were always stable tonight and really fluent offensively.
“It’s good. It’s a very good example of how football should look and let’s try to do it again and again.”
If Klopp can get the side to play like that consistently, we may well be looking at the Premier League champions.