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Klopp hails five-star Reds

Philippe Coutinho, captain in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, scored on his 200th appearance for the club after just six minutes but it was not until the second half that the floodgates opened with Roberto Firmino scoring either side of a brilliant strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completing the rout eight minutes from time.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said he was pleased his players were able to rectify their mistakes of the first half.

"Even in a not really good first half, we had enough chances to score two or three goals," he said. "That should be enough.

"I was not disappointed at half-time but we had to defend the situations better, we had to be more compact and in a few moments we were man-orientated, which is only allowed in our own box.

"In the second half we were better. I think the first three goals were from counter-pressing situations, that's good and it looks like when you see the result is 5-0 that it was an easy game but it wasn't an easy game.

"It was really hard work - I've no problem with that. I'm really happy with what we learned from the game. It is a perfect result for us, nobody injured I don't think. Important three points, five goals, clean sheet so it's all good."

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