Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, claims he never disrespected Bournemouth as his team equalled the Premier League record with a 9-0 victory over the Cherries.
After a difficult start to the season, Klopp’s team secured their first Premier League victory with eight different scores.
Klopp quickly pointed out that it was always about his team’s performance, not Scott Parker’s.
“We wanted to show a reaction. Be ourselves,” said the German. “Getting to be the best version of ourselves. We play a specific way. We scored wonderful goals. The game settled and we kept scoring. It was about keeping going.
“Not to humiliate Bournemouth, we couldn’t respect them more. It’s about putting the opponent under pressure. I could bring on the kids, they deserve it so much. Harvey [Elliott] is a special player, wonderful goal. Everything was perfect pretty much.”
Klopp thinks the win was cathartic since it removed the monkey from his team’s back this season, and he challenges his teammates to back it up.
“It’s important to get it off the chest and play football. Wednesday will be different,” he added.
“Today the mix of great weather and fantastic football, we don’t have that often at Liverpool so we should cherish it. At least we don’t have to answer the question anymore [about not winning]. A really good day for us. We won’t get carried away. If we want to be successful in this league we have to show consistency. That’s what we have to do now.”