Liverpool moved a step closer to the Premier League title with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday that moved them within two points of securing the championship.
LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, ON RESULT AGAINST CRYSTAL PALACE, SAYING:
“The attitude we showed tonight, the passion we showed was exceptional and we played some outstanding football. To score the goals we scored were exceptional. So, in my job usually I am have to calm things down and say ‘no, no, no that was not that good and we could here improve’, and we can improve I know that. But that’s not important tonight. Tonight is only important that we gave this sign and that we showed our supporters the respect they deserve. That we can play like they are here even when they’re not here. Yes, they can push us to incredible things and without them it’s nothing like it is when they are here, and I’ve never missed them more than tonight because imagine this game would have happened with 55-thousand people in the stadium. And emotions which would have been then in the stadium. That would have been incredible. But we cannot have that in the moment and so it was important that we showed our respect to the people and that was what the boys did tonight and I loved it.”
“You should not underestimate how much this team wants it. You should not. This team really wants it. They want to fulfill the wishes of the people at home. Really. We have all the common dream, but we have to work for it and we have to work our way for it. We cannot play like other teams. But we can play pretty good stuff and that’s what the boys did tonight.”
“I have nothing to do with these things. I watch the game tomorrow night to know what City’s doing and to know what Chelsea’s doing when we play them. Kind of having an idea at least. That’s why I watch it. I have really nothing to do with any other things and I don’t think, we don’t plan things like that. So, we want to play this game tonight. We want to have this result. I’m not sure I ordered that, before the game I would have taken each result which gives us three points. But I loved the performance from tonight and all the rest will happen when it happens.”
“This game will last a while in my mind. This is for us the, that’s what we want to be, that’s what we have to show against each and everybody.”