Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool start exceptional


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Jurgen Klopp has praised Liverpool’s performance in Saturday’s comfortable 4-1 victory against Cardiff City and described the club’s start to the season as “exceptional”.

The Reds went into the clash against the Bluebirds at Anfield following a 4-0 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade and the hosts chalked up another four strikes to move top of the Premier League.

Egypt international Mohamed Salah opened the scoring before Sadio Mane’s wonder strike doubled the advantage, but Cardiff were given hope when Callum Paterson poked in from close range.

However, a composed finish from Xherdan Shaqiri and a second from Mane made sure of the victory, leaving Liverpool unbeaten from their 10 matches this season – winning eight and drawing two.

The return of 26 points represents the club’s joint-best start to a Premier League season – also 26 after 10 games in 2008/09 – and Klopp, whose side are 3.50 to win the title, could not hide his delight with how things have gone so far.

“The start [to the game] was really good, exactly like it should be,” he told Sky Sports. “We played good football and moved them around.

Their tactic of man-marking did not really work and we could pass the ball where we wanted.

“We are really happy – 26 points after 10 games is exceptional – so we are really happy.”

Next up for the Reds is a tricky trip to the Emirates on November 4 to take on Arsenal and the visitors are 2.20 favourites to pick up the win, a draw is priced at 3.75 whilst the Gunners are a 3.00 chance.

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