Klopp gushes after “world class” Liverpool creams Hull City

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The only thing that could make Jurgen Klopp happier was a clean sheet.

Liverpool disassembled Hull City well before the Tigers went down to 10 men, rising to third in the Premier League with a 5-1 win on Saturday at Anfield.

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It was always going to be hard for Hull on the road, but Ahmed Elmohamady‘s red card made it almost impossible given Liverpool’s relentless work with and without the ball.

Take it away, JK. From the BBC:

“It was a world-class performance in counter pressing. We didn’t give Hull the opportunity to create confidence. It was wonderful to watch. All in all, really good.

“I was little angry we conceded. It would be nice to have a clean sheet one time in the season. Maybe we will work on this. It was a professional second half from the players. I am not interested in statements now just collecting points.”

The resounding buzz about Liverpool is that the Reds will be fun to watch but have trouble defending. Clean sheets aside, that’s a bit presumptive for a defensive unit still learning each other.