Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the way in which his much-changed facet handled AC Milan within the San Siro to set a brand new report by turning into the primary English membership to win all six Champions League group matches.
Objectives from Mohamed Salah, his twentieth of the season, and Divock Origi secured a 2-1 win after Fikayo Tomori’s Twenty ninth-minute opener.
Klopp had made eight adjustments from the last-gasp win at Wolves on Saturday with solely Alisson Becker, Salah and Sadio Mane retained.
“Actually I do not really feel satisfaction lots in soccer as a result of more often than not I count on good issues to occur,” he mentioned.
“However tonight there was a number of satisfaction, an distinctive efficiency; I do not imply as a result of we received six video games, I imply this recreation as a result of it was so good with that many adjustments.
“It’s simple for me to make the adjustments, however the boys should be assured sufficient to indicate how good they’re and I noticed so many good soccer issues tonight which is unimaginable.
“And we received all six video games, which is completely unimaginable and simply one other chapter for this group of gamers.
“It is not a prize (profitable all six) and also you win one thing; I would have taken every factors tally to go to the subsequent spherical however 18 is the perfect so we take that as effectively.”
A full 90-minute efficiency for 19-year-old Tyler Morton in midfield, plus late European debuts for academy gamers 18-year-old Conor Bradley and Max Woltman, his first senior look, ensured it was a Positive night time for Liverpool’s current and future.
The boldness which is coursing via this facet was embodied by fifth-choice centre-back Nat Phillips, who lined up in a totally new again 4.
In his first begin of the season, after simply 45 minutes in opposition to Preston and a late substitute look versus Atletico Madrid final month, Phillips’ drag-back in his personal penalty space despatched two Milan gamers racing previous and allowed him to launch a counter-attack.
“I actually thought we defended exceptionally effectively,” he added. “The plan of Milan was enjoying via the centre, via the half-spaces between the winger and our eights.
“We made it difficult due to the disciplined work of all the gamers.
“I’ve to say Nate Phillips and Ibou Konate performed an distinctive recreation, completely distinctive recreation. How they defended tonight was excellent, I’m actually happy with the boys.”
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