Liverpool utterly devastated Crystal Palace this weekend. The Reds put in a statement performance as they crushed ex-boss Roy Hodgson. It was a resounding victory but the gaffer was refusing to get carried away. Jürgen Klopp summed up the Liverpool winning mentality with a witty post match remark.
Liverpool thrash Crystal Palace
We knew it was going to be a good day when Takumi Minamino bagged his first Premier League goal after three minutes of play.
The Japan international dummied past Nathaniel Clyne before firing home from close range.
Sadio Mane soon punished the hosts for missing a number of chances, smartly turning and shooting after 35 minutes to double the lead.
Roberto Firmino started and ended a lethal counter attack just before halftime.
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The skipper curled one in shortly after the resumption before Roberto Firmino bagged his brace and Mo Salah scored a double of his own.
Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool mentality
Kopites were buzzing with Saturday’s result and justifiably so.
The boss, however, was playing it cool. It seemed to be the first indications that the Reds are switching over to tight lip mode.
Speaking to the BBC after the game, Jürgen Klopp summed up the Liverpool winning mentality:
“In Germany, we say it’s better to win 1-0 seven times than one time 7-0, but I can say winning one time 7-0 is nice as well.”
Jürgen Klopp’s witty remark captures the relentlessness of these Reds.
The boys play like champions because they always have enough to get over the line.
In contrast to our team of the 2013/14 season, the lads are mentally tougher.
Brendan Rodgers’ side would post some ridiculous score lines but they couldn’t win 1-0 seven times in a row.
Jürgen Klopp’s side can thrash someone 7-0 one week then eke out a 1-0 result the next week.