Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reserved special praise for the atmosphere created by the home fans during their 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the Europa League round of 16 first leg match.
The Reds were on rampage at Anfield as they dominated the Red Devils and it was only the heroics of David de Gea that prevented them from adding to goals by Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.
However, the former Dortmund manager has warned that the tie is not yet over going into the second leg at Old Trafford next week Thursday as he remained wary of Louis van Gaal’s men who also came from a goal deficit to beat FC Midtjylland in the round of 32.
“It was not too bad to be honest! We were really good from the first second, everything was there but we could have scored more. That sounds crazy I know but we had the chances. In the end, 2-0, if you said this before the game of course I take it. But it’s not over, we go to Manchester but it’s the best thing we could do,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“It was a great atmosphere, I am so pleased for all of the people who have had harder times with us this season. Tonight was the first part of paying them back. We gave them no time in any situation. It was good. No matter how you play against Manchester United it is always difficult to make chances. We could have scored more goals in the first half, but that’s life.
“Scoring the second goal was very important. We know it is only the first leg but we needed to win it and we did. We are in a good position now, we want to go through to the next round. The atmosphere tonight was unbelievable. Really great and I want to say thank you to everyone that was involved. That was Liverpool how I knew it before I came here.”
Liverpool will return to premier league action against West Ham United on Sunday.