Jurgen Klopp: "It was really good"

The boss was impressed after Liverpool's emphatic victory over Arsenal.
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Liverpool ended their Emirates hoodoo after a resounding 0-3 win against Arsenal on Saturday. The result now lifts them to fifth place in the Premier League, only two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Jurgen Klopp gave his thoughts on the Reds' impressive display.

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"Very good, top game - from after 10 minutes we were really in the game. Our counter-pressing was of the highest level. I am really happy about the performance and the result.

In an edgy first half, Liverpool failed to convert their dominance into an all-important lead. James Milner should have opened the scoring, but his effort curled agonisingly past the post.

"When Millie didn't score with the sitter you think 'it's us!' - but we had to work harder and try different things."

However, Diogo Jota's second-half introduction ultimately proved decisive. The Portuguese forward got on the end of a delicious Trent Alexander-Arnold cross to put the Reds ahead. Just minutes later, Mohamed Salah doubled the lead with a typically cute finish. 

Liverpool's dominance was manifested late on, when Jota grabbed his second to put the icing on the cake. 

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"We don't look at Chelsea or Leicester - we have to win our own games and other teams have to lose their games. We have enough games, we have to keep working, we are still there, it is a nice sign. Tonight the package was exceptionally good. It was really good."

All eyes are now on the Reds' midweek Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. Tonight will no doubt fill Klopp with confidence ahead of that crucial first leg.