Jurgen Klopp used his post-match comments to claim that he could still do better as manager of the club.
Speaking in the tunnel after watching Benteke make it six points from six over Christmas, Klopp was also bullish about our chances in the second half of the season (via Echo).
“30 points is much better than 27, more than three points better to be honest,” he began.
“You can see how close it is. The best teams in the league have six, seven, nine points more than we do after 19 games. It’s not that much.”
“January is coming and we’re playing every three days. Tonight was our squad we have at the moment. We had no more players. Everybody needs a bit of luck and we will see.”
The German went on to say he was happy with the way we’re playing, but added, “I can still do better”.
He also spoke briefly about Jordan Henderson’s possible injury. Our captain disappeared straight down the tunnel when he was replaced by Lucas on the hour mark.
“I can’t say too much about the injury now, I hope it’s not too serious”, he said. “It’s not perfect otherwise we wouldn’t have taken him off but we had to. We will have to wait.”
Finally, Klopp discussed Benteke’s form, adding that he believed there was still far more to come from the Belgian.
“When a player scores the decisive goal, it’s always a positive thing, but I’m sure Christian will know he can play better.”
“But at this moment, we need his goals more than anything else. And he made it again, so we are relieved. It’s a good sign, and there is more to come from him.”