By 90Min
November 19, 2017

Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his side after Liverpool's comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton, admitting the performance and result ensured it was a 'perfect day'. 

A superb first half brace from Mohamed Salah paved the way for the Reds third consecutive league victory, with Philippe Coutinho netting his side's third in the second term to seal the three points with an emphatic finish.  

The victory against the Saints was the first for Klopp, but the Liverpool boss admitted the visitors did not make it easy for them in the opening stages of the contest, with Salah's moment of magic ensuring the game swung in Liverpool's favour. 

Klopp told Sky Sports: "It was a difficult game. We had more chances but it was an open game.

"It was clear we needed to be patient in a lively way. The first goal, I had nothing to do with, and the second - a fantastic pass.

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"That's Mo's biggest strength, to run into these areas without being offside, I don't know how it's possible. But the runs are fantastic.

"We forced the third goal and could have had more. It was the perfect day for us."

With yet another scintillating display, Salah wrote his name in Liverpool's history books as his nine league goals in the opening 12 games is the most ever by a Liverpool player, surpassing the record of eight from club legend Robbie Fowler.

With 14 goals across all competitions so far this season, the Egyptian is proving to be an instant hit at Anfield, much to Klopp's obvious delight. 

He added: "Maybe he's surprising himself a little bit.

"He scored a lot in Italy, but he's in a very good moment. You see how hard Roberto [Firmino] and Sadio [Mane] are working, and they haven't scored but it's no problem - they will have their moments.

"Speed is one thing. But players like him are good in wide spaces, but when you the opposing side is defending deep, he is still making these runs. That makes it really difficult. He is so quick and that makes it really difficult to defend."

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