Jurgen Klopp hails 'exceptional' Liverpool after 'insane' 5-0 thrashing of rivals Man Utd

LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp 'couldn't be happier' his team's 'insane' Old Trafford rout.

The Reds manager watched his side thump rivals Manchester United 5-0 with Mo Salah firing in a hat-trick.


Red-hot Salah tore Man Utd to shreds and scored the first ever Premier League hat-trick by an opposition player at Old Trafford.

And the Red Devils suffered their biggest ever home defeat against Liverpool on a miserable afternoon.

Klopp said: "I couldn't be happier, it is exceptional. Absolutely outstanding.

"Did I expect that? No. It was a really good day.

"What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls and we scored wonderful goals.

"The result is insane, I asked if there was one like this in history and if there isn't then it will take a while.

"It is special but we don't celebrate like crazy, we have respect for the opponents.

"We were lucky in some moments, United are not in their best moment.

"We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to get out without more injuries."

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Salah also became the leading African goalscorer in Prem history with his hat-trick – moving onto 106 goals and ahead of Didier Drogba on 104.

The Egyptian superstar took his tally this season to 15 in all competitions after saying this week that he wants to stay at Anfield for the rest of his career.

Klopp added: "Mo was there to get the goals and he deals with the fuss that everyone makes around him.

"He enjoys his football and long, long, long, may it continue. I know already (he wants to stay), I know the situation."

Goal-machine Salah said: "I think it is great to win 5-0 here, we knew before the game it would be tough if we did not play our game.

"We knew they will come and try to give everything so we had to give 100%. We just tried to play our football and play in between the lines to create more chances. We did that and were lucky to score.

"As long as the team keep winning I am happy and to give my best to the team to win. The first goal I gave to Naby Keita to score.

"We know what it takes to win the Premier League, we did it two years ago. A big win here but still only three points.

"We try to win each game and try to win the title. We need to play to win everything. From our heads from pre-season, we need to win the Premier League and hopefully we go for that."

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