Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp labelled Norwich City “cheeky like hell” after a 4-1 win in the Premier League opener and expects them to cause probl
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp labelled Norwich City “cheeky like hell” after a 4-1 win in the Premier League opener and expects them to cause problems to teams.
Daniel Farke’s side gave a good account of themselves in their first match since winning the Championship but were ultimately outclassed at Anfield.
Teemu Pukki and Marco Stiepermann missed first-half chances and Liverpool punished them, with Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi adding to Grant Hanley’s seventh-minute own goal.
“A long part of the game, really good.
“The first 60 minutes we were pretty impressive. If you are surprised that Norwich uses little moments for being dangerous, I’m not. That’s how they are.
“For 60 minutes we did what we had to do. We could’ve scored more, especially after half-time. Maybe then the opponent impressed a bit more as they were not really fussed about the result.
“They stayed cheeky, they stayed lively, they did what they wanted to do. They played, they changed offensively. I have the biggest respect for what Daniel’s doing there with the boys. A very interesting and exciting team they have there.
“They had their pretty risky formation and used that, but we were not really in danger, they were just good in a couple good moments.
“We played against an opponent who will cause a lot of teams problems with the way they play, that’s really good. They are cheeky like hell and do what they do no matter what happens.
“They caused us problems in some moments, but I’m not surprised about that, it’s completely normal,” Klopp told a post-match news conference.