Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp pleased with Liverpool's patience in Brentford win

Jude Summerfield
Klopp's Liverpool picked up another win
Klopp's Liverpool picked up another win / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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Jurgen Klopp said he was pleased with Liverpool's patience in their 3-0 victory over Brentford on Sunday afternoon, though he did admit it wasn't the most fluid performance.

The Reds initially struggled to carve Thomas Frank's side open but went ahead when Fabinho converted from a corner. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled their lead with another header before substitute Takumi Minamino wrapped things up following Brentford's calamitous attempt to play out from the back.

After the game, Klopp said: "It's extremely uncomfortable to play against Brentford to be honest. They usually play differently but the way they play against us is really difficult. There were so many moments where the ball was in the air and the moment it was on the ground we had to start playing football.

"It was not always fluent but that's how it is very often - the set-pieces can be the opener. That was the case today. We could have scored maybe before, but then the next two goals were outstanding."

Oxlade-Chamberlain had to be substituted towards the end of the game and Klopp said he hoped it will be nothing serious.

He added: "Unfortunately Oxlade-Chamberlain rolled his ankle. I hope it's not serious but that was a shadow on the game.

"The set-pieces were really good today. You need patience. You cannot lose focus or get sloppy. You have to stay full of desire even when you don't find direction. We had to switch sides, play it quick and all these kinds of things. We really controlled it in the second half. That's good.

"They changed [when Liverpool went 1-0 up] and took more risks. They had more players between the lines. We had two situations where we struggled a little bit with it. That's how it is. You have to adapt. That's what happens. We adapted to that really well and from that moment, controlled it.

"Everyone is invited to score goals obviously always but the boys did really well. They worked extremely hard, that's what you have to do. You have to go for it and the boys did that."


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