Jurgen Klopp hails counter-press as best he can remember in United demolition

Anfield triumphed in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over rivals Manchester United on Tuesday night, on a night that Liverpool fans, players and coaching staff alike will enjoy.

“The fans are smart, they know things like this don’t happen often,” coach Jurgen Klopp said after the match. Talk to SkySports.

Prior to the match, Klopp had been complementing his compatriot, claiming that Ralf Rangnick was doing well for Manchester United’s future. However, in his post-match interview, he admitted that Rangnick’s choice of five defenders at the back was risky, even if he understood it.

“I totally understand why, the only problem is that when you’re not used to playing and playing a team like us, they have a lot of flexibility in attack and are very direct after winning the ball.”

No matter what the other team did, Liverpool were in good shape and Klopp reflected that, saying he was as good as ever in terms of counter-pressing.

“I thought our counter-pressure was second to none, I don’t remember better matches, it’s unbelievable how we got the balls back.”

“If you lose the ball to us in these moments, with the speed we have and the desire the boys showed, that’s how we scored the first goal.”

In explaining the events of the match, there was an appropriate simplicity to sum up Klopp, which reflected the ease with which Liverpool destroyed their opponents.

“A really good match, we scored some great goals and everyone is happy.”