Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners in a complete performance against Arsenal on Saturday evening to propel the Reds to second in the Premier League table. It took the Anfield side a while to get going, but the crowd’s intensity after Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta’s furious exchange ultimately helped proceedings – and Klopp has detailed what happened on the touchline.
Liverpool were kept out by an inspired Aaron Ramsdale performance after the England international kept out Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane in the early stages.
Liverpool’s home crowd were willing their side on to get the opener in a boisterous atmosphere.
And emotions rose after an incident between Takehiro Tomiyasu and Sadio Mane on the touchline after the duo rose for a challenge, which left Arsenal staff incensed following the boisterous nature of Mane’s challenge.
Klopp vented his frustrations at the Arsenal bench for their perceived overreaction to the incident, leaving Arteta having to be held back by his team.
And the German has detailed just exactly what happened on the touchline.
But Klopp will not care one bit after his side ran out 4-0 winners on Merseyside.
The win lifts them to within four points of league leaders Chelsea.
And the ex-Dortmund boss was thrilled with the manner of the win.
“All the games are opportunities for us. It was an exceptional performance. We grew into the game, we got better and better,” Klopp continued.
“We controlled the game in a good way and played exciting stuff in the right moments. It was a mixture of a mature and exciting performance.
“In games like this it’s important you keep your opponent as far away from your goal as possible and be decisive in the other areas.
“This league is incredibly intense. Now the most intense part of the season is ahead of us. December and January will be insane.
“We have players coming back, but the boys who played today did really well and did exactly what they had to do.”