The key quotes from Jurgen Klopp's post-Brentford press conference
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Juergen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brentford at Anfield on January 16, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp addressed the media following his side's dominant showing against Brentford at Anfield. 

Goals from Fabinho, Takumi Minamino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped ease any goal-scoring worries in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Here's what the Liverpool boss had to say following the victory.

On Takumi Minamino's impressive cameo...

"Taki got the boost before the game with some nice songs [27th birthday] and being that much in the game and scoring that goal is absolutely helpful. Taki is in a good moment."

Minamino started the afternoon on the bench following his struggles against Arsenal in midweek. Though, following Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury, he was introduced for the final 15 minutes which was enough for him to make his mark in front of the Kop.

In the absence of both Salah and Mane, the goals will do Klopp's side the world of good ahead of their second-leg showdown with the Gunners on Thursday evening.

On Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury...

"It's a shadow on the game, he rolled his ankle. We hope it's not too serious but we will get further information tomorrow."

It was another impressive performance from the 28-year-old as his goal in the second half doubled the Reds' lead and put the game out of the reach of the away side.

However, in the fashion of his Anfield career to date, the midfielder's afternoon was overshadowed by an injury he picked up in the closing stages of the contest.

Confidence ahead of Thursday?

"Winning is good for confidence, definitely. We can cut off the public noise, we knew against Arsenal what wasn't right."

Klopp admitted in his pre-match press conference that the performance in Thursday's first leg against Arsenal obviously wasn't good enough. 

And despite the Reds enduring problems against Thomas Frank's side, a bagful of goals and a clean sheet is part of the perfect preparation ahead of Thursday's trip to north London.

 

 

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