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Liverpool boss Klopp happy with Arsenal thumping: Not top class, but controlled

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was happy to return to winning ways with their 4-0 rout of Arsenal.

The visitors gave the ball away while trying to play out from the back on several occasions, with Diogo Jota sparking the second-half flurry after pouncing on Nuno Tavares' loose pass.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Takumi Minamino were also on target for the hosts.

Klopp said it was "always important to win home games" but even more so given his side had failed to win their past two Premier League outings.

A defeat by West Ham before the international break followed a 2-2 draw with Brighton at Anfield in which they had led 2-0 after 24 minutes.

But this victory sees the Reds climb to second, at least until Manchester City play on Sunday, three points behind leaders Chelsea.

"It wasn't a top-class performance but it was very controlled and mature and exciting in other parts," Klopp told Match of the Day.

"The goals we scored were well played, worked for in counter-pressing situations. I like these goals because they cause problems for the opponents - you can be greedy in these situations and we were today."

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