Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said the Reds “clicked and wore finishing boots” as they hammered Crystal Palace 7-0 on Saturday’s Premier League game at Selhurst Park.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice, while Takumi Minamino netted his first Premier League goal.
The victory will see Klopp’s side top of the league at Christmas for the third season in a row, currently leading by six points ahead of the weekend’s remaining fixtures.
The Liverpool boss told his press conference: “Everything is pleasing, everything is good about this game. Overcoming the difficult problems in the first half with [their] counter-attacks, fighting really hard to avoid a goal there and then on the other side, really top football, top finishing.
“The boys did really well, it was really difficult to play against us today, I would say. And then today they obviously all wore their finishing boots it looked like, and when you have that it is really tricky. That’s the reason for the result.
“That didn’t happen for us before and unfortunately it will not happen a lot, but it’s a funny season – we lost 7-2 and now we won 7-0, so at least we could cancel out a little bit the goal difference.”
Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp praised his side for keeping their concentration, saying:”It was hard work as well [as ruthless finishing]. We had a lot of calm in the moments. They had their moments, 100 per cent, but our finishing in the first half was really clinical.
“I’m not thinking the game is finished at half-time. We had to stay concentrated. That was the challenge. We controlled the game and scored wonderful goals.
“It clicked today. The boys should be really proud.”