News From Liverpool: 4 key things from Jurgen Klopp’s press conference – “How good the boys can be”

Here are the key bits from Klopps post-Man United press conference

Mo Salah broke Robbie Fowlers record as Liverpools all-time leading Premier League goalscorer, netting the Reds fourth and sixth of the evening to bring his tally to 129.

The Egyptians first goal levelled the record before breaking it with a second after 83 minutes.

What makes Salahs latest record even more impressive is the fact he did it in 61 games fewer than Fowler.

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Klopp wanted to make sure his goalscorers achievement wasnt forgotten, saying: Tonight Mo Salah achieved something really, really special.

We should not forget that just because we are used to him scoring all these goals.

Hes a very special player and a very special boy, and he should be really proud of that.

Since signing in January, Cody Gakpo has gradually integrated himself into the team and seems to be Klopps first choice to take over in Roberto Firminos position.

The Dutch international netted twice against United and Klopp explained how Gakpo played in the most difficult area of the pitch against a man-marking side.

The boss also spoke about how well he kept himself on his feet and had an overview for everybody else, the latter being a key aspect of Firminos game.

While Sundays victory was full of promise, weve been here before this season with big wins over Bournemouth and Rangers, as well as beating Man City at Anfield.

Klopp said the performance was Liverpools best for a long, long time, and added: In a way, I think everyone saw how good the boys could be.

But the manager knows Liverpool need consistency, saying: We need results and it will not always be like this.

You have to dominate football games if we can, and today we could.

Despite their poor season, Liverpool can still beat anybody on their day, especially at Anfield, and Klopp tried to explain the Reds recent upturn in results.

The main difference is we have pretty much all players available which is super helpful, the German said.

You could see today and the other night against Wolves as well, that obviously having Diogo [Jota] back is super important so we can give the boys breaks here and there.

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