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Klopp delighted to see Firmino back on the scoring track

Mon 23 November 2020 | 9:40

After many attempts throughout this season, the Brazilian forward finally scored a goal in the game against The Foxes.

Jurgen Klopp

adulated

Roberto Firmino

for a "super game" after Liverpool's 3-0 victory over

Leicester City

in the

Premier League

Firmino's header at Anfield on Sunday stretched out Liverpool's unbeaten domestic run at home to a club-record of 64 matches. 

Firmino was criticized many times but scored his second goal of the season with 41 successful passes out of 48, and six shots were the most he has made in any Premier League game this season. 

Klopp commended the striker and said he was satisfied to see the Brazil international jump on the scoreline, heading in

James Milner'

s corner in the 86th-minute. 

"We were really happy and relieved. He deserved it so much. He played a super game, he played a super game and was so important for us again," the Liverpool coach said in the press conference.

"You could see in the face of all the players when he scored that everybody thought, 'Yes, exactly the right goalscorer'."

Firmino's goal came after Diogo Jota extended

Liverpool

's lead following Jonny Evans' 21st-minute own goal. 

Klopp was glad for his players for establishing a club record with their unbeaten league spell at home, yet said it was something he would ponder at some other point.

"Look, my problem is that in the moment I spoke so much about football, I have so much to think about how we can play the next game and things like this," he said.

"So, it doesn't feel it. Maybe it's not right but there will be a moment, for sure, in the future when I think back – and hopefully it will be a different number and not only 64.

"It's absolutely incredible, but it's all about the boys. It's really difficult to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of games were then it doesn't happen just like this. You have to really dig in for that and the boys did that.

"I said it a few times before, we really enjoy playing here. It's our ground, it's our home, everything feels home – even when the people are not here. It doesn't feel right but we have to do it and we are happy that we can play.

"So, what the boys put out there on the pitch performance-wise is absolutely incredible and it's the only reason for the number. Obviously it's pretty tricky and pretty difficult to set records for this incredible club because our fathers or grandfathers, they were obviously pretty good. So having this record now, I'm happy for the players but it doesn't feel like a big moment, to be honest, because we play on Wednesday and that's actually my only concern at the moment."


source: SportMob