Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has staked his claim for the best praise to have been directed towards Liverpool so far this season.
The Danish midfielder has heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp’s men after helping his side hold on for a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s on Saturday.
He told southamptonfc.com: “I played in Germany against Bayern Munich and Dortmund, I played against Manchester City in the Champions League, but I must say this is maybe the best team I have ever played against.”
“It’s unbelievable how they move, how they stand, how they work together – it’s like a symphony.”
“It’s not only that they move the ball quickly, they also have fast players, and with the ball they are very good one against one.”
Praise of the highest order.
Liverpool forced Hojbjerg and his Saints teammates back into their own half for long periods of the game with scattered periods of attacking pressure.
Our creativity and intensity is still being recognised despite failing to score and this poses as a reminder of what we are truly capable of.
Southampton were lucky to come away with a point yesterday with our uncharacteristically wasteful forwards guilty of missing several good chances.
Hojbjerg identified a crucial factor to our success so far this season by paying tribute to the speed in our team and the threat that our players pose whilst on the ball.
This has been a key combination of attributes and something that has not only tested the fitness and energy levels of opposition teams but also their concentration when it comes to maintaining their discipline and shape against our interchanging.
Teams are beginning to admire what Klopp’s men are doing. Let’s hope this admiration turns into fear.