‘I’m glad we won’: Liverpool win 2-0 away to Hull
On Wednesday night, Liverpool won 2-1 at Hull City in their final pre-season friendly before they host Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.
“It was a fantastic win,” said manager Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Jürgen Klopp, in the aftermath of the match.
“The team showed that they have a lot of quality, a lot more than they did last season.”
In the early going, Liverpool found themselves in a lot less pressure than they expected.
With a man advantage, Hull were able to control the ball, and Liverpool did well to take advantage of the wide-open space in the Liverpool box, where the home side found space in between the opposition full-backs.
Liverpool’s captain, Philippe Coutinho, was not involved in the game’s key moments, but was in good form, scoring both goals and creating the opening goal for the hosts.
Liverpool had been without their captain, Mamadou Sakho, who had picked up a knee injury in training on Monday.
Coutinho was named in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup, but will not be included in the squad for this year’s World Cup in Russia.
Hull had been playing in the lower division of the English Premier League and had just been relegated to the Championship.
However, they had been successful in the transfer market in recent years, signing players such as Mohamed Salah and Kevin Stewart.
Klopp said his side would not be satisfied with just playing the opposition, and they were looking to create chances in order to create some extra goals.
“We’re very happy with the way we played today,” he said.
“We have to continue to work on that.
We have to try to make sure that we can do that again.
We want to do well in the next game.”