First of all, we were absolutely spot-on from the first second in the game,” said Klopp in his post match press conference.
“We played a wonderful first half.
“Both teams tried to play high pressure – that was the reason for a lot of long balls, which made sense. But after winning the second ball, both teams tried to play football.
“Especially in the first half, we did better. We played really good, created wonderful chances and scored only two times, and could have scored more in the first half.”
Liverpool‘s Jekyll and Hyde nature was again demonstrated in the two games – losing to a relegation contender then beating a top-six rival.
“We are kind of the rollercoaster of the league – a lot of ups and, meanwhile, too many downs,” he said.
Klopp admits such inconsistency is a problem but that it is part of the development of the team under his management.
“I don’t like the fact that inconsistency is part of the deal in the development.
“Usually, you win games and you lose against the big teams because at the beginning, when they are at a higher level, they are smarter and more experienced and you lose the games,” he said.
“We’ve chosen another way but it’s still part of the deal and we know that we have to keep on going – and we will.”