Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool defended 'hectically' in Porto win
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool defended 'hectically' in Porto win

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool defended 'hectically' in Porto win

Jurgen Klopp has said that his Liverpool side have been not as calm on the back as they may have been of their 2-0 win over Porto, however positioned this right down to rotation and praised his aspect's preference to win.

The Reds secured pinnacle spot in Group B on matchday 4 whilst Porto travelled to Anfield understanding a win could raise their chances of also reaching the knockout stages.

The away facet ruled the first half of and were unlucky no longer to take the lead, with Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah subsequently grabbing Liverpool's desires after the destroy to steady the 3 factors.

Speaking with BT Sport put up-game, Klopp admitted his makeshift backline of Neco Williams, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas may want to have defended better, but become pleased with the efforts the team put in as an entire.

"It changed into correct, we should have achieved higher. We might have been more calm within the first half specifically, in purpose scoring situations we had been a bit stressful, which isn't always unusual whilst you positioned a group together which has now not performed together all the time," he stated.

"But you can also see the preference from the lads to win the sport. I suppose some humans would possibly have thought we'd play what some can also say an clean game or some thing but we weren't right here for that. Anfield changed into offered out, we desired to go. We scored two awesome dreams, in particular Thiago's - wow!"

19-yr-old Tyler Morton made his first start for Liverpool in midfield after proposing in quick cameos already this season, and Klopp changed into impressed with how he dealt with the event.

"If you are in our squad, you are a terrific soccer participant. That's how it's miles. I've been in the business long sufficient wherein I would no longer throw a player in the game if I think he's no longer geared up for it," Klopp added.

"For example, Neco we understand can play at this level, but with Tyler, the sector might have been surprised but he did notably properly. He's a very good player and I'm pleased he may want to positioned a overall performance like this in."

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