Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that there was one moment in Liverpool’s 5-1 win vs Arsenal that didn’t leave him best pleased.
The Reds managed to beat Unai Emery’s side thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, with the latter bagging a hat-trick to help Klopp’s side keep up their unbeaten start to the season.
And it was one of the Brazilian’s goals that didn’t leave Klopp very happy if his words are anything to go by.
Firmino scored his third goal of the game the penalty spot after the forward was handed the spot-kick by teammate Mohamed Salah, something that didn’t go down too well with Klopp at the time.
According to the Mirror, speaking after the game, Klopp stated “In the moment, I was not too happy because in training Bobby doesn’t finish with penalties too often, to be honest”
Klopp confirmed after the match that Salah did in fact hand Firmino the chance to score from the spot, something that left the German coach unhappy at the time if the Mirror’s words are anything to go off.
"When Mo gave Bobby the penalty I was close to crying. We all know how much Mo wants to score goals but he gave it to Bobby"
– Jurgen Klopp#LIVARS @LFC pic.twitter.com/domWwa4LMg
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 29, 2018
It didn’t matter too much in the end though, as Firmino converted the penalty to hand Liverpool a 5-1 win against the Gunners, one that put them nine points clear at the top of the table.
The Reds were completely dominant from start to finish against Arsenal, and if they replicate that performance against Man City next week, we could very well see the Merseyside club stretch their lead over Pep Guardiola’s side to 10 points.
And if they were to do that, the Premier League might as well start writing their name on the trophy already…