Klopp: We will take the three points
Jurgen Klopp was happy with the win but insisted Liverpool can improve

Klopp: We will take the three points

Liverpool boss happy with result despite underwhelming performance from travelling Reds

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Adam Washbrook

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is happy with the result following a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium, but admits he expects more of his side. 

The Reds ran out victors thanks to Mo Salah, who scored the game's only goal and his fourth of the season to leave Liverpool trailing Manchester City only by goal difference in the Premier League standings. 

It was far from a comfortable victory for the visitors, who saw Jonathon Hogg strike the post from range in the first-half, and a couple of scares inside the penalty area in the second. 

The result means Liverpool's unbeaten Premier League run continues, though Klopp says he hopes to see more from his team in the coming weeks.

"It was a good game from Huddersfield and a not so good game from us." He told BT Sport. "We won it 1-0, of course we will take that.

"We were not 100%. For me it looked like we could've scored in five, six or seven situations with one better pass, especially after 80 minutes. I can't explain why the last pass wasn't good, but we'll watch it again in the week."

Injury troubles

The captain's armband featured on the bicep of three separate players for Liverpool in the day's late kick-off, with skipper Jordan Henderson and vice-captain James Milner both being substituted after picking up knocks. Virgil Van Dijk ending the game as the team's designated leader. 

Klopp admitted the knocks his players suffered didn't help proceedings, however, he remained respectful of the opposition's efforts. 

He commented: "A few players had problems today. Milner came back and was fine, but then he felt something again - Henderson the same. Daniel [Sturridge] isn't quite used to 90 minutes, Gini [Wijnaldum] immediately took a knock to his Achilles, it all doesn't really help.

"Shaqiri doesn't play for us for a long time, then plays twice for 90 minutes for Switzerland, so there is an explanation for why we didn't look so good in certain parts of the game, but mostly it's because Huddersfield did really well and we had to fight.

"I'm really proud that we did, it was clear we wanted the three points, we fought and I'm really happy we won."

High expectations

Though his side picked up the win, the boss insisted he hopes to see better football from his side moving forward with the season. 

"The result is absolutely good, I knew it would be a challenge again after the international break - it's always difficult - and I'm not angry or whatever, but I think we should expect for us to do better. 

"It was mostly down to Huddersfield how difficult it was for us to play, but a few times I saw chances where Huddersfield couldn't do anything more and we helped them by playing an average pass. 

"We expect really good football from us, and we will go for that again. We were here to win the game and although I'm not overly happy, it's okay and the next game is waiting."

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