Klopp: We played football like hell

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side "played football like hell" after they battled to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.

The Merseysiders were two goals to the good at the half-time break, with Dejan Lovren breaking the deadlock on 17 minutes before Jordan Henderson found the top-right corner with a superb strike from all of 30 yards out.

Chelsea managed to pull one back through in-form striker Diego Costa, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as the Reds comfortably saw out the final half-hour to claim all three points and end the Blues' unbeaten start to the season under Antonio Conte.

"We played football like hell, it was really nice to watch," Klopp said in his post-match interview.

When asked to elaborate, Klopp said: "You don't understand it, football like hell? Very lively, very flexible. We never thought about anything else other than playing our football.

"I told the lads before the game, everything can happen, there's no guarantee of getting anything at Chelsea, but if we lose our way, the probability we get something, if we are really convinced about the kind of play it is bigger."

He added: "We started the game from the first minute, we had a few unbelievable moments. Anyone who has played Chelsea knows they are organised, especially under Conte.

"Everyone sees how often Chelsea score in the last seconds, but I can't remember too many chances. The biggest was Divock Origi, so it could have even been 3-1 to us, but 2-1 I am completely fine with."

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