Klopp: We want to play con­vinc­ing foot­ball

Liver­pool boss in­sists his team are keen to put on a dom­i­nat­ing show in English Premier League ti­tle hunt af­ter Reds’s 3-0 thrash­ing of Bournemouth

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LONDON: Jur­gen Klopp be­lieves Liver­pool made a state­ment in re­turn­ing to win­ning ways with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth in an EPL tie on Satur­day and stay sec­ondin the league ta­ble with 65 points from 26 games.

Sa­dio Mane, Ge­orginio Wi­j­nal­dum and Mo­hamed Salah scored the goals as Klopp’s men showed lit­tle sign of the nerves and mis­takes in re­cent 1-1 draws with Le­ices­ter and West Ham.

“We knew we were not happy with our per­for­mance in the last two or three games,” said Klopp.

“We don’t want to come through some­how in a game, we want to play con­vinc­ing foot­ball we want to per­form. That was the re­ac­tion we wanted to show to­day.”

Ahead of the game Klopp had called on his side to en­joy the ex­cite­ment of what prom­ises to be a thrilling ti­tle race rather than be­ing bogged down by the nerves of re­cent dis­plays as they seek to end a 29-year wait to win the ti­tle.

“It’s been a tough few weeks with play­ers in­jured and ill. Ge­orginio Wi­j­nal­dum was nowhere to be seen yes­ter­day and then he pro­duces a per­for­mance like that,” said Liver­pool’s James Mil­ner. “Some of the play was mes­meris­ing. We could have scored more. We’re very lucky with squad we have, the move­ment, link-up and un­der­stand­ing. I thought it was a good team per­for­mance.”

Liver­pool man­ager Jur­gen Klopp (left) with Mo­hamed Salah af­ter their win over Bournemouth on Satur­day.

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