Liverpool want to be the ugliest team to play against, says Klopp

Solanke Out Of Liverpool, Southampton Fixture

Liverpool want to be the ugliest team to play against, says Klopp

Liverpool, meanwhile, eventually splashed out a staggering £75million to sign Van Dijk from Southampton earlier this year. "I explained it to him so it's no problem", Klopp said, as quoted by the club's official website.

The Reds finished in the top four and lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term thanks in part to Salah's goals. The start was good for the team and also him as well.

"I'm really, really happy about how we played the game today, because it was clear it was a really hard game, we knew that form the last few games when we played Southampton, but today we were in a really good mood", Klopp said.

His left-footed strike from a free kick outside the box, which Klopp labelled "absolutely outstanding", was unfortunate to be thwarted by the underside of the bar. "He was good. I liked it".

"He had already, before the PSG game, kind of a bruised rib, which is very uncomfortable, and he got another hit there", said Klopp.

"It is a completely normal for an offensive player when you have times that you don't score".

Van Dijk has been a key man for Liverpool as they have started the season with six straight wins in the league and seven overall after their thrilling victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last Tuesday. He will be hoping to be on the score-sheet again come Saturday as the Reds chase another three points.

Kylian Mbappe nearly helped salvage a point for his side but Liverpool's talismanic Brazilian ensured Klopp's side picked up a win in their first game of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign. Salah was applauded after ending his "goal drought"...

Liverpool's style of play has seen them earn mass praise, but the lingering sentiment is that a piece of silverware needs to be clinched if they are to make a clear statement of intent - a sentiment shared by Klopp.

"I had the benefit of his excellent free-kicks for a long time, but unfortunately it was against us today", Hughes said post-match.

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