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Post-Match Comments: What Jurgen Klopp had to say after Liverpool’s 6-0 win over Aston Villa?

Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his team’s 6-0 win over Aston Villa. The result was the perfect reply following Liverpool’s FA Cup knock out by West Ham. Understandably, Jurgen Klopp was a pleased man in his post-match conference at Villa Park.

Apart from the win, Liverpool managed to keep a clean sheet and saw the emphatic return for Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho to the starting XI. While Sturridge marked his return with a goal, Coutinho was the star man with a perfect game.

The result has pushed Liverpool to eighth in the table, and very close to automatic Europa League qualification for next season. Following the result, Klopp paid respect to Aston Villa and warned his players from over the top celebrations.

Klopp explained the difficult situation, Aston Villa are in right now, and showed his sympathy for Remi Garde’s side, who are heading for the drop zone this season.

Klopp said: “It’s not a day to sing songs or things like this, for us. That’s partly respect for Aston Villa, a great club in a difficult situation. We came here and won the game so that’s important for us. But on the other side, if one team wins 6-0 another team loses 6-0 and that’s not too nice for them. So it’s a good day for us and a hard day for Aston Villa.”

One aspect that pleased Klopp the most today was Sturridge’s goal scoring return to the lineup. The English striker has been out of the squad for last 2 months, and there were rumours flying of his exit from Anfield. However, Klopp stuck by him and got his reward today.

Klopp said“We need the goals of Daniel and he needs the goals, that’s clear, it’s not a surprise that he can score goals of course but it’s a surprise how well tuned he is with the team when he starts. With his movements, he’s a real striker, that’s good to see.”

In the end, Klopp told the fans, how he did not want the repeat of the result against Sunderland, where his team let go off a 2-0 lead and ended up with a 2-2 draw. Liverpool manager was keen to see out the game, but had not expected the 6-0 result.

Klopp said“2-0 at half-time is a good result, even when you had a two-goal lead a week ago and gave it away! It is one of the best results in the world at half-time, but the only thing we have to do is carry on.

“We came out and did well again, scored more goals and won 6-0. It [doesn’t happen] too often in a manager’s life, so we should keep it for bad times. It was a good game for us, a result for the soul, for the table, for our goal difference, so everything was good.”

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