Rangers 1-7 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's reaction


Jurgen Klopp has praised his side after Liverpool's superb 7-1 win over Rangers at Ibrox in the Champions League

Mohamed Salah scores hat trick against Rangers 

It was the second group win against a the Gers in just over a week, after all the Premier League scare.

The Ibrox host took the lead through Scott Arfield but a brilliant Roberto Firmino equalised and Liverpool took the lead after half-time with six unbroken goals - with substitute  Salah scoring three in six minutes - setting a new record for the quickest hat trick scored in the Champions League history.

The 7-1 victory, which also included two goals from Roberto Firmino and individual goals from Darwin Nunes and Harvey Elliott, put Liverpool (9 points) in contention An easy lead from second place in Group A, leading Ajax by six points and trailing Napoli who are 12 points at the top by 3 points.

The Reds will need only a draw to book their place for the knockout stages when they play Ajax next week.

Speaking after the game Klopp said: "Actually I had a really positive half-time talk… concede the goal, we scored the equaliser and we had really good football moments.

"We wanted more of them in the second half so we showed the boys a bit the spaces we could play in if we keep moving, especially if we can keep them moving, in the approach they had it will be really intense.

"In the end, we needed to get clearer in the final third. Obviously it worked out, it was great – all the goals were absolutely great, how we set them up and how we finished them off, so that was the decisive part.

"A football game is 95 minutes usually, so if you can build on parts of the first half you have to do that and that’s what we tried.

Klopp on Mohamed Salah record-breaking hat trick 

Special. Typical Mo. Very important, the whole thing. How the boys adapted to it, to the positions, to the line-up, the reaction of the boys on the pitch. I thought everybody who started tonight played really well. I cannot think of one player who didn’t have a good game; the two kids of the right and left wing, really good, Fabio and Harvey. And then when you can change like we changed tonight, if you can do that, the boys come on and are ready to contribute and things like this can happen. It’s a freak result and we all know that and we don’t make more of it than we should, but obviously it is the best we could have asked for and that is why I am pretty pleased.

Klopp on Harvey Elliott's first Champions League goal

A very nice moment. I thought he was going to run into the crowd, that would have been not too cool, but yes. If you know him a bit closer you would even more understand how much it means to him. But he played an exceptional game and deserved this goal, really.

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