Redknapp Hails Liverpool as he Warns Bielsa to Tweak his Tactics against the Top Side
Jamie Redknapp was full of praise for Liverpool after their ‘fantastic’ and ‘magnificent’ display in the 3-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road.
The Reds managed to weather an early storm before Mo Salah awarded them the lead after 20 minutes. This was followed by goals from Fabinho and Sadio Mane in what eventually became a comfortable win at the end, despite losing Harvey Elliott to a severe ankle dislocation at Elland Road.
Redknapp was left impressed and believed that ‘it was too easy for Liverpool’ and that they ‘outclassed’ Leeds – who suffer yet another heavy defeat in the hands of a ‘Top 6’ side.
The former Reds midfielder said: ‘Liverpool were fantastic, team and individual. They were magnificent. They showed class, quality, how to play against a team man marking you”.
‘Thiago was incredible today. First 20 minutes, Liverpool dug deep and then second half they were fantastic”.
‘It could have been more, Leeds were outclassed. They’re a joy to watch but sometimes you’ve got to change it. Bielsa’s done such a wonderful job but there are times when you’re going to be outclassed. It was too easy for Liverpool to open them up.’
Despite the game being overshadowed by the gruesome injury to Elliott, Jurgen Klopp was satisfied with his team’s performance but admitted there is still ‘space for improvement’.
The Liverpool boss said: ‘We were really good today, we played a top, top game. With Harvey off and everyone in shock, we lost rhythm but still controlled the game. We gave them too many set pieces, but who cares?
‘In the end, 3-0 is a top result, we are not that greedy to say we should have had 5 or 6 goals. We had a lot of shots, but not good enough. We have space for improvement but the football we played was exceptional.’
Liverpool is now unbeaten from their first four league games and sit on 10 points alongside Manchester United and Chelsea at the top of the table.