Klopp praises Reds’ attacking play

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed a "deserved win" against Crystal Palace on Saturday and labelled his side's attacking play some of the best he has seen.

While there were certain aspects of his side's performance that did not please him, the German tactician was more than satisfied with the number of goal-scoring chances they created against the Eagles at Selhurst Park.

The Reds' defensive frailties were once again on show as they conceded two avoidable goals, while at the opposite end of the pitch, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino found the back of the net.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Klopp joked: "Nice and easy game? What can I say, first 15 minutes I was not too happy.

"It looked a little bit like childish football – very good but no greed, no direction. We were good but that should not work. It didn't work actually and then we scored and we started playing football," he continued.

"I'm not sure that we played a lot of times better than we played then offensive-wise. In half an hour we created chance after chance and scored not often enough, but we scored and then we opened up the game ourselves again."

He added: "In the first 15 minutes we were not really at 100 per cent, we had not the aggressiveness that you need in a game like this.

"They expected that they will have a little bit of pressure, so it's not a problem for them.

"It was a close game but a deserved win at the end. It was clear, I would say. They are very happy in the moment."

The result extended the Merseyside outfit's unbeaten run to eight games while also keeping them level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the summit of the Premier League standings.

Next up for Klopp and Co. is a league clash with Walter Mazzarri's Watford at Anfield next Sunday.

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