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Video: Jurgen Klopp’s post-match press conference – Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

Jurgen Klopp reflected on an afternoon of landmarks for Liverpool and himself, as Anfield witnessed a 3-0 win over Southampton for their seventh of the season.

An own goal from Wesley Hoedt and first-half strikes from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah were enough to seal another victory for the Reds.

Maintaining their 100 percent record on Klopp’s 600th game as a manager, Liverpool made history by winning their first seven games of the season for the very first time.

This serves to underline their progress under Klopp, who spoke to reporters after the game on the importance of keeping their focus on the next game.

“It’s a surprise because of course you cannot expect it, but all performances we showed so far were at least good enough to win the games,” he said.

“All the different challenges with the different styles of the opponent, the boys were there.

“They were really in the situation and in the different games, so that’s good.

“But now the next one is coming on Wednesday and then coming again on Saturday and then again on the Wednesday.

“That’s now a really short week we have and then the period ends with a nice game against Man City!

“It will be tough, but for all of us, so that’s absolutely OK.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 22, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp prepares to bring on substitute Naby Keita during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield. (Pic by Jon Super/Propaganda)

Klopp also provided an update on the fitness of Virgil van Dijk, who left the field clutching his rib early on in the second half, saying “it’s not cool but should not be too serious.”

And he explained why he substituted the excellent Xherdan Shaqiri at half-time, insisting that though he was clearly impressed, Klopp “wanted to control the game” in midfield.

Shaqiri can hope to make his second start for Liverpool in Klopp’s 601st game, when Chelsea visit Anfield for Wednesday night’s League Cup third round clash.

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