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November 8, 2016
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Relaxed Klopp says his Prem leaders ‘know where goal is’.

Liverpool  are scoring goals for fun and they are raining in from everywhere.

The Reds went top of the Premier League for the first time in the Jurgen Klopp era on Sunday with a 6-1 pak of Watford.

The half dozen took their tally in the league to 30 – the most in the division – after 11 matches.

And while that is impressive in itself, the Anfield manne have shared those goals between 13
players in the squad – ranging from leftback to left wing.

Coach Klopp reckons it’s because his men have an eye for goal, saying: “It shows especially that they all know where the goal is, and try to score and do all these things. It’s nice to see.

“So that’s the only possibility, the only way which really works.

“The only pressure that’s allowed is the pressure we make ourselves with the performances in training and then use them on the pitch.

“Until now it worked pretty well.”

The Merseysiders have scored four goals in a match three times in the league this season, a fiver once and six once too.

But Klopp just wants his manne not to waste any chances and wants them to improve.

He says: We have to.

“I know how it sounds, it’s not that we have to score more goals or something.

“I’m really happy that we didn’t score more because what would this have meant?

“We could’ve scored more.

“Keeping the ball is the best defending, we gave the ball a little bit too easy away and had to run a lot to get the ball back.

“There was one situation with three midfield players around the 18-yard box, losing the ball and we needed three minutes to get the ball back.

“That’s a waste of energy, but you don’t have it too often when you’re 5-0 in the lead, so how can you be prepared for this? We could’ve done better in these moments, but of course there’s not a lot of things to criticise. Good, all good.”

Liverpool goals

  • Georginio Wijnaldum 1
  • James Milner 4
  • Philippe Coutinho 5
  • Jordan Henderson 1
  • Sadio Mané 6
  • Adam Lallana3
  • Emre Can 2
  • Roberto Firmino 5
  • Dejan Lovren 2
  • Joel Matip 1

Total: 30

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