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Jurgen Klopp described it as “the perfect night” after Liverpool marked the fans’ return to Anfield with a 4-0 win over the Wolves.
2,000 fans were able to enter Anfield to see their team play as Premier League champions for the first time. They were in a gift since his side claimed a great victory.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip were followed by Ruben Semedo’s own goal as Liverpool tied Tottenham on points at the top of the table.
It was certainly an emotional night for Klopp, who was thrilled to see his team play again in front of their fans, and with such a good performance.
He said Amazon: “Wasn’t it the perfect night?
“Imagine that 10 months ago people had told us that we would have a game and that 2,000 people would show up.
“When we went out, we all had goose bumps. I had no idea how it would feel. It was perfect.
“The noise, what people were doing, they were alert, you could see, feel and smell it. They had waited so long for it.
“It is much more pleasant with the people involved.”
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Liverpool broke the deadlock in the first half when Salah pounced on a Conor Coady mistake before finishing one-on-one with Rui Patricio.
Klopp praised the Egyptian after the match, but admitted that he enjoyed all four goals.
“He is an exceptionally good player,” he said of Salah. “All the goals were exceptional. I loved the set piece goal. “
The best goal of the night, however, was Wijnaldum’s effort from outside the area in the second half. It was another sign of how important the Dutchman was to the club.
There has been talk of an exit for the midfielder as he enters the final months of his contract. However, Klopp hopes that Wijnaldum will compromise his future with Liverpool.
“I hope so. You can see that he plays all the time, we have a very good relationship.”
‘Night to Remember’ for Kelleher
Another player in whom Klopp wanted to highlight the contribution was Caoimhin Kelleher, who kept his place in goal after keeping a clean sheet on his Champions League debut midweek.
He did the same for his Premier League debut, and Klopp was impressed with his mature performance.
“Very mature, very calm. Very good with the ball and without the ball. It was an unforgettable night for him. “
Overall it was a job well done for Liverpool in what could have been a more difficult game. Klopp, however, was happy that his team took all his instructions on board and avoided any threats posed by his visitors.
“There were some challenges before the game: the wolves play with different systems. I gave the guys information on how to pressure them.
“The guys were outstanding with the way they were treated, our best result against the Wolves.”
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