Jurgen Klopp Upset, Liverpool Had Lost Direction When Slaughter MU 7-0


Liverpool coach , Jurgen Klopp praised the appearance of his team as high as the sky after beating Manchester United with a score of 7-0 in the Premier League continued, Sunday (5/3/2023). Even so, the former Dortmund coach still had a few problems after the duel that took place at Anfield was over.

The seven goals collected by Liverpool came from braces by Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah. Roberto Firmino, who came off the bench, further aggravated the injuries of Erik ten Hag and his team by adding one more goal at the end of the game.

Jurgen Klopp is certainly very enthusiastic about welcoming his troops’ victory over MU. Moreover, this result will give confidence to the players who have appeared unstable this season.

However, Klopp feels that the goal feast over MU is still a strange result.

“Strange result, top performance. It was really an extraordinary performance from the start of the match,” Klopp said in an interview after the match as reported by various sources.

The German coach also admitted that his players did not play according to the original plan several times because they got carried away during the match.

“You can see the positive impact it has on the players when we lead by a large number,” said the 55-year-old.

“When you are in a dominant position, you no longer use the strategic pattern that was planned from the start. However, it was still the plan that initially made it difficult for MU.”

Liverpool defender Stefan Bajcetic and coach Jurgen Klopp celebrate the victory over Aston Villa in the 2022/2023 Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham (26/12/2022). If starting from the start of the match against Real Madrid, for Stefan Bajcetic this will be his debut as a Liverpool starter on the European stage. Previously he had made three appearances with the Reds in the Champions League for the 2022/2023 season, but all of them were substitutes.
Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp revealed that he had to remind his players to return to the original plan for fear that Manchester United would find an opening to score.

“Someone passed the ball to Luke Shaw and we chased him with four players. It made me think ‘What are they doing there?’” said Klopp

The tactician specifically highlighted Stefan Bajcetic, who often left his original position.

“I love the impact Stefan has when he comes off the bench. He plays in the number six position but he is everywhere! We reminded him that he has to stay in his position,” emphasized the coach who used to play as an attacker.

Liverpool player Cody Gakpo (right) celebrates the goal he scored against Manchester United (MU) in the Premier League 2022/2023 continuation, Sunday (5/3/2023) evening at Anfield Stadium. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Jurgen Klopp admitted that in the first half his team did not play well enough to open several openings for Manchester United to steal goals.

“We played aggressively and calmly at the right time. However, for 25 minutes our defense was open and United were a bit better to create chances,” said Klopp.

Apart from this, Klopp praised the first goal scored by Cody Gakpo in the final minutes of the first half. The tactician considered the goal to be very important and something the team really needed before half-time.

“Then there was a goal just before half-time and it was a great goal,” said the bespectacled coach. “Robbo (Robertson) cut inside and Cody (Gakpo) realized that Robbo wanted to give the ball to him and managed to finish well,” he continued.