LIVERPOOL – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his side's intensity as they took control at the top of the Premier League with their third consecutive win of the campaign in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Arsenal.
After wins over Norwich City and Southampton, the European champions, who were league runners-up last term, needed to step up their game for the visit of Unai Emery's Gunners who were also unbeaten – and that is exactly what they did.
"It was a brilliant game from my side so early in the season. It was outstanding. It was a performance full of power, energy, greed and passion, which I think you need to have against a team like Arsenal," said Klopp.
"We are still really early in the season and throwing such energy on the pitch is exceptional. The work rate of the whole team was exceptional. Tactical discipline was exceptional apart from maybe 10-15 minutes," he said.
Although Liverpool eased off in the latter stages and allowed Arsenal to score a consolation goal, Klopp was still well satisfied with what he witnessed.