Jurgen Klopp hails dominant Liverpool performance – now demands consistency

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Jurgen Klopp hailed his side’s all-round performance after a convincing 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the Premier League campaign, with Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino also on target.

Klopp’s men extended their unbeaten league streak to nine games under precious little pressure, getting back to winning ways after successive draws against Everton and West Brom and climbing into the top four as a result.

“I’m really pleased about pretty much everything because the start was serious like it should be,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“We knew how Bournemouth can play if you let them – we saw in the last game against (Manchester) United, they had their moments – so we knew what can happen.

“How we defended these different situations and our tactical discipline was good.

“We scored a fantastic first goal… we could have scored more. We gave just the one chance, but that’s pretty much normal; I think really well deserved and I enjoyed the performance.”

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 17, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp was able to rotate his squad once more on the south coast, with Sadio Mane and the fit-again Adam Lallana on the bench. “I’m not here to celebrate my squad,” he added.

“I like them all, that’s why they are at Liverpool. But we have to be consistently good because we are Liverpool – that’s what we have to learn.”

Having been unlucky to lose 1-0 at Old Trafford last time out, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admitted his side had been thoroughly outclassed on this occasion.

“You have to look at yourself, you can’t look at the opposition,” he said. “We were flat today for whatever reason, we never got going.

“The whole game I don’t think we had a good feel about us today. We didn’t get our game going in a number of aspects.

“I’m surprised at what we’ve delivered today because we’re a lot better than that. I’d back us to come back from this.”

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