Liverpool’s romp over Leeds ‘best game this season’
Liverpool’s 6-1 mauling of Leeds United at Elland Road on Monday was their finest efficiency of the season in line with supervisor Jurgen Klopp, who has not dominated out a push for a Champions League place within the last weeks of the marketing campaign.
The victory was Liverpool’s first in six video games in all competitions since they beat Manchester United 7-0 in early March, as they inflicted a file residence Premier League defeat on hapless Leeds who’re battling towards relegation.
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“I think it’s the best game we’ve played this season from all different perspectives,” Klopp advised Sky Sports. “We forced a lot of errors, sensational goals and counter-pressing, the best game for long time.
“There had been a few robust moments, we conceded an pointless objective, however these items occur. Apart from that we had been in charge of the game.”
Liverpool have also beaten Bournemouth 9-0 in the Premier League and Rangers 7-1 in the Champions League this season, but Klopp said he will always judge his players on performance rather than the number of goals they score.
“I’m not bothered about scoring six, it is in regards to the efficiency. This was a successful efficiency,” he said. “We may be tremendous offensive oriented if we react in the precise second. I am unable to clarify why our counter-pressing did not work [earlier this season], however tonight it clicked.
“I’m not sure how many goals we scored after we won the ball back — that makes all the difference.”
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Leeds boss Javi Gracia regarded totally defeated in his postmatch interviews and was at a loss to elucidate his group’s capitulation.
“It’s hard to accept the game today, the result as well,” Spaniard Gracia, who took over in February, advised the BBC. “We lost composure during the game. Maybe the first goal opened the game and maybe came from a handball [by Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold], but after that there is nothing to say, we have to improve for the next game.”
Leeds now have the worst defence within the high flight with 60 objectives conceded in 31 video games and are solely two factors above the relegation zone forward of a visit to Fulham on Saturday.
“It’s something we need to work on and try to improve,” he stated. “It’s something we didn’t do in the previous games and now we are in the most important part of the season. We have to be more solid and defend better.”
Leeds had been booed off the pitch on the last whistle by these followers nonetheless inside Elland Road and Gracia acknowledged there was no fast repair to their defensive frailties past heightened effort and focus.
“We played today against a very good team. They played much better, they deserved the result and we tried but it was impossible to do it better,” he stated. “The only message [to the players] is to try to play better next game, try and get a better result and this way they [the supporters] will be with us.
“There is just one approach. Try to work arduous and attempt to enhance.”
Information from Reuters was utilized in this story.