Jurgen Klopp reveals he explained Liverpool substitution to Xherdan Shaqiri


Jurgen Klopp has said that he wants his Liverpool to be "the ugliest team to play against" as he and his charges push to lift silverware this season.

Kylian Mbappe nearly helped salvage a point for his side but Liverpool's talismanic Brazilian ensured Klopp's side picked up a win in their first game of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.

Chelsea, third on 15, have the chance on Sunday to join Liverpool with a flawless start to the campaign on 18 points if they win at West Ham United while Watford's 1-1 draw at Fulham in the early game kept them fourth on 13.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's injury "should not be too serious" after he was withdrawn from Saturday's game against former club Southampton with a rib injury.

It is the first time in Liverpool's history that they have begun a campaign with seven successive wins in all competitions, following Tuesday's late Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain.

But the German praised Shaqiri's impact at the club and said he would eventually get his chance.

21' - CHANCE! Salah plays a lovely one-two with Firmino and looks poised to tuck home from close range when Cedric comes in from nowhere to make a brilliant last-ditch tackle.

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The African forward was criticised for being wasteful in possession during Liverpool FC's 3-2 win over PSG in the Champions League.

Just before the break, after a towering header from Joel Matip off Alexander-Arnold's corner had doubled Liverpool's advantage, he stepped into the spotlight again. The Reds are cruising now.

"We were unfortunate with the opening goal, a ricochet off a couple of players and it ends up in the back of the net". Subs: Milner 6, Gomez 7, Keita 6.

The visitors are lining up in a 3-5-2, with Nathan Redmond and Shane Long leading the line for the Saints.

Liverpool legend Gary Gillespie believes Manchester United are already playing catch-up when it comes to the Premier League title race, though he is sure the Red Devils will finish in the top four.

Southampton didn't have a shot on target until the 91st minute.

The last Southampton player to score a Premier League goal against Liverpool is Sadio Mane.

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