Jurgen Klopp has described his Liverpool side as ‘the complete package’ but has urged his team to show more consistency on a regular basis with the Reds failing to display the same level of consistency to nail down a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Following back-to- back draws against West Brom and Everton, the Kopites returned to winning ways as they moved up to fourth on the log after a dominant 4-0 win away at Bournemouth on Sunday.
The German tactician has therefore called on his team to churn out brilliant displays on a consistent level just like they did away at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday in an attempt to become a mainstay in the top four.
Speaking on his side after the win at Bournemouth, he said:
“It’s a really tough place to come,’ the Liverpool boss said last night. ‘If you’re not as concentrated or focused as we were, it’s impossible to get something here.’ He also added.
“We were really spot on — very good organisation, defending, approach, ideas… we worked hard. We controlled the game… Bournemouth had maybe one chance, we had a lot more (chances).
“So I’m really happy with the full package we showed today. We’re really satisfied.”
Wantaway attacking midfielder, Phillippe Coutinho was at his scintillating best as he proved to be a thorn to the Cherries defence. The Brazilian dazzled the crowd with a brilliant free-kick that struck the bar in the early minutes of the first half, but he finally got his goal in the 20th minute after linking up well with a pass from Andrew Robertson on the left to slot into the bottom corner.
The magician also played a huge part in the Reds second goal after his corner found Roberto Firmino who later crossed into the box for Dejan Lovren to score his first goal for Liverpool since October 2016.
On the stroke of half-time, Mohammed Salah grabbed the Reds third goal in the 44th minute after dribbling past Charlie Daniels to fire in a low eeffort into the net.
However, Coutinho turned provider for Firmino in the 66th minute with a brilliant cross for the former Hoffenheim forward to round off the Reds dominant display at away at the Vitality Stadium.
Despite Liverpool denying Phillipe Coutinho a dream move to Barcelona in the summer, the Brazilian has remained professional since his failed summer move to the Nou Camp, but talks linking him with a move to the La Liga leaders has refused to go away as he was quizzed on his potential move to the Catalan giants next month.
Coutinho speaking after the match, he said:
‘I always say the same thing,’Coutinho said. ‘I try to enjoy the moment, I like to play football and every time I go inside the pitch I try my best so…’