Jurgen Klopp gives his thoughts after Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted Roberto Firmino scoring in Liverpool’s emphatic 7-0 thrashing of Manchester United was the ‘most special moment’ after breaking his silence on the Brazilian’s decision to leave the club.
It was revealed earlier this week that the 31-year-old will leave the Reds at the end of his contract this summer, calling time on trophy-laden Anfield career which has seen him win every major honour since joining the club in 2015.
Firmino scored Liverpool’s seventh and final goal against United in an astonishing victory, following on from braces from Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah. His strike earned the biggest cheer of the night, with the Anfield crowd repeatedly serenading him with renditions of his chant, ‘Si Senor’, throughout the game.
Speaking after the final whistle, Klopp admitted it wasn’t an easy decision for Firmino to leave the club as he revelled in the reception for the forward received.
Bobby tonight was the most special moment,” he told reporters. “It was not an easy decision for him. The reception he got was absolutely outstanding.
“With all the wonderful goals he scored, that’s the goal he pretty much wanted the most.”
Meanwhile, Klopp also lauded Salah after the Egyptian scored his 128th and 129th Premier League goals for Liverpool to first equal and then break Robbie Fowler’s all-time record for the Reds.
“Mo Salah achieved tonight something really, really special,” he said. “We should not forget that just because we are used to him scoring a lot of goals. Very special, very special player, very special boy. Should be really proud of that.”