Klopp: We needed to get back on track

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp praised Liverpool's second-half performance after running out 3-0 winners over Huddersfield at Anfield on Saturday.

After Mohamed Salah had missed a first-half penalty, Daniel Sturridge broke the deadlock with five second half minutes played before a 58th minute Roberto Firmino strike. 

Georginio Wijnaldum sealed all three points when he struck with 75 minutes played.

After the game, a delighted Klopp told reporters: "It was easy to fix the mistakes for the second half. 

"We showed the boys that their positioning needs to be different, and immediately we had the opportunities.

"I don't think the first goal was lucky because we forced it. We were in the right positions and played the right pass.

"The second goal, usually when you hear Liverpool and goal from a set-piece it's the other way round. But today we scored one.

"Third goal, fantastic. It was nice play from Wijnaldum, so there's a lot of good things today, especially the reaction in the second half, which was outstanding.

"The boys really deserve that. We needed it, and now we have it."

Having come into this game on the back of a heavy defeat to Spurs, Klopp acknowledged that his side took time to get going against the Terriers.

"To get back on track, you have to control the game and that's what we did in the first half," he explained.

"It was not the most exciting half of football. For sure we were a little bit stiff, that's true. We were not in the right positions or with enough players in decisive areas.

"We had too many players behind the ball, which showed their readiness to protect, as it was very important for us to not show any weaknesses in defence."