Arsenal centre-back David Luiz was very impressed with the Reds when he came up against Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and the rest on Saturday evening, stating afterwards that their intensity is relentless.
The Reds were not at their peak by any means at Anfield, but picked up the three points with ease and played well enough to prove there is a significant gap between the top two or three in the Premier League and the rest of the top-six.
Via the Liverpool ECHO, Luiz said: “We are playing against a fantastic team where they have rhythm, they play with intensity, they never stop.”
Jurgen Klopp said just a couple of weeks ago: “We want to be intense – more intense than other teams. There’s not a competition for it, but it’s a title you can win, to be the most intense team. That’s what we want to be, however you want to measure that.”
Since Klopp arrived on Merseyside in October 2015, he has been refining a style of play that suffocates opponents and prevents them from having time to think.
Judging by Luiz’s comments, that plan is very much being executed at the moment – and there is still a lot more to come this season from each and every one of the Reds players.
Klopp said not long ago that he wanted his players to be the most intense in the Premier League – and it seems that is already being achieved.