The difference a few days and eight changes can make, eh?
It left Caoimhin Kelleher with a more than manageable workload and it was a testament to Liverpool being “compact and hard to break down.”
“Our whole team shape was really good, really strong. We didn’t have many shots or chances conceded so I thought our shape, in general, was really good,” Kelleher told LFCTV.
“[Klopp] the last few days just said get back to basics, doing the easy things and doing them right. Make sure we’re compact and hard to break down and we showed we’re capable of doing that.”
The pair were shown plenty of love in their comments as they took to social media to celebrate the victory, with “class” and “maestro” just two words used to describe Bajcetic’s game by his teammates:
James Milner was happy to mark his return after five games out with a “gritty team win,” and Elliott was shown plenty of love too:
A win always brings about more social media interaction and the Reds certainly enjoyed their first triumph of 2023, but focus is already shifting to the “big game at the weekend:”
There will be no getting carried away with events at Molineux but it is certainly a step in the right direction for Klopp’s side. Hopefully, the first of many.
And the next chance to take one of those steps is against Chelsea in the early Saturday kickoff – 9th vs. 10th.