Nunez’s “unbelievable” goal & “long trip” after flight cancelled – 4 key things from Klopp post-Bournemouth

Here are four key points from the managers post-match press conference

Attitude the key

Wednesday night wasnt an evening to play tiki-taka style football. While Liverpool ill-advisedly tried to at times, the Reds had their attitude to thank for the win.

Klopp said: Its all about attitude in these moments, both teams obviously wanted, everyone can expect it from the home team, but I saw it from my team as well: how hard we really wanted, and Im really happy about that.

It was just another sign that this Liverpool team are ready to battle whether its against the opposition or the weather.

Quansah was really good

With each passing appearance, Jarell Quansah seems to cement himself in Klopps plans going forward.

The boss labelled his League Cup performance really good in these circumstances, wow and explained how there were so many difficult balls to judge coming down.

Klopp also said he did really well on the ball with Caoimhin Kelleher passing to him often. The centre-half was on hand to save Liverpool on multiple occasions alongside Joel Matip in defence.

You need luck

While Liverpool will feel they deserved to match, Bournemouth had their chances and could have won if they were more clinical.

They seemed to deal better with playing into the wind but Klopp wasnt too concerned. He said: In life, in football from time to time, you need luck.

Tonight, in one or two moments, Bournemouth could have finished situations a little bit better off, its an inch on the foot, not more.

The Reds ended the game with seven shots on target to Bournemouths six.

All about winning and Nunez to thank

Klopp fully admitted that the match was all about winning and all about getting through.

With the rain blowing sideways, Klopp was happy to come through a top cup game in strange, strange circumstances.

He added: It was clear that it would be really storm wind but its really different to play football in it. Now we drive home, long trip, but with going to the next round, it feels much better.

Liverpools flight home was cancelled, hence the long trip home.

The game did look in the balance after Bournemouths goal but Nunez scored for the third game running to win it, and Klopp described his curler as unbelievable.

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