"I'm really, really happy about how we played the game today, because it was clear it was a really hard game, we knew that from the last few games when we played Southampton, but today we were in a really good mood", Klopp said.
Jürgen Klopp's side are the only team to have won their opening six matches having led at half-time on each occasion: they have done so against West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton. Nathaniel Clyne could feature in his place, but he hasn't had any first-team action yet.
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Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno should complete the defensive setup on the right and left flank respectively. Simon Mignolet could get a chance to feature as Alisson Becker is the preferred choice in the league and Champions League. Even in such a short span of time, we have seen both the sublime and the gritty from the Reds that has everyone buzzing. Following reports that Grealish - who had at one point appeared all but certain to join Spurs - would get a new contract, the Telegraph says he "will more than double his current £20,000-a-week salary, with confirmation expected in the next few days". "Klopp had been concerned about the way Southampton's full-backs had run in behind Liverpool's defence at times and called for Milner". However, the fresher he is for the weekend tie, the better for Klopp and team.
The centre-back was replaced by his usual partner Joe Gomez just ten minutes into the second-half, with the Anfield faithful anxiously watching on. His lovely turn and switch of passes with Roberto Firmino, restored to the starting line-up after his late heroics as a substitute against PSG ended with Salah through on goal, only to be denied by Soares' last ditch tackle. Mane and Salah deserve a rest after the work they've put in.
Next up are back-to-back matches against Les Bleus from London, who incidentally have also started extremely well considering they have a new manager and all the drama surrounding potential departures and general displeasure towards the end of last season.