Klopp brags victory as he names two Liverpool players who did damage to Chelsea
Jurgen Klopp watched his Liverpool side inflict a 4-1 defeat on Chelsea on Wednesday night.
It was the first time in eight meetings that the Reds would get a win over Chelsea, home or away or even on neutral ground.
Klopp’s side were outstanding, while the Blues struggled to keep up with their press, but the Liverpool boss believes Darwin Nunez and Conor Bradley were particularly great against a talented Chelsea team.
Klopp also believes his side should have won at least 6-1.
Post-game, Klopp told reporters: “An insane first half, unbelievable, I would say not to defend. Outstanding, really good. Why do we speak about Darwin?
“Obviously because he has so many situations where he missed but it was the first game since we count that a player hit the woodwork four times in a game. Now think you are in his boots, how that feels. Missing a penalty, you could see it at half-time, he was really upset with himself. Then missing the header from close range, but then setting up a goal.
“He stays in the game. There was never a striker who barely could walk and everybody asks, ‘What is he doing?’ and he became then the final picture of himself, but this is the way how it works.
“It is just crazy that he creates that many. Imagine for a second he would take them all… the numbers would be absolutely insane to the extent where you wouldn’t understand it anymore, so it’s normal.
“For us it is important because we scored four goals, who cares if we could have scored a fifth or a sixth? It is really not important. We need to win football games – and he will score. He scored already. Then setting up in a really important moment the fourth goal, because 3-2 or 4-1 is a big difference, that makes him really the player he is for us. The rest will come, definitely.”
On Bradley, who bagged a goal and two assists, Klopp said: “Outstanding finish, the whole game, the contribution, the involvement. It’s a job to play against (Raheem) Sterling, that’s not easy. I’m really happy for him. He’s a very serious young man and that was pretty special I have to say.
“We saw in the pre-season. He is really doing well. A few weeks ago when I was on holiday a few Bolton fans asked if they could have Bradley back but it’s too late! For us it’s important because we could not have put this string of results together without these kids.”