The Eagles were the first who drew blood but struggled to contain the home team at Anfield. The nature of Liverpool's 19th victory in 23 league outings, a truly outstanding return, will not have been lost on Pep Guardiola, however. There are different ways to win football games, today we had to dig in with all we had and the boys did that, especially in the second half. They are really good at counter-attacks and set-pieces. "I'm completely fine with 4-3".
"It's not the first time this season we had to do it, but today it was pretty special and I really liked it".
"I would imagine Milly out now and Fabinho for sure a doubt, it would have been a massive challenge if we should play on Wednesday and Saturday again", he said.
"Nothing to say. Whatever I say would open more stories and there is no story. In the end we defended with big heart and not with the best organisation".
For Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool 2019 didn't start in the flawless way. Asked for his thoughts on Camacho's contribution Klopp punched the air in celebration, having done likewise in front of the Kop following the final whistle. "We used Zaha's position for our offensive moments", Klopp explained.
Trailing 1-0 at the break, two Liverpool goals inside the opening eight minutes of the second half changed the momentum of the match.
Klopp will take advantage of an 11-day break before Liverpool's next game by taking his squad to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
It will hopefully provide players with the right environment for recovery as Milner's pending suspension means the Reds boss could have a problem at right-back for the visit of Leicester on January 30 if Joe Gomez (leg) or Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) cannot be ready in time. Liverpool's midfield seems to be stretched at this moment. That's why Clyney (Nathaniel Clyne) is not here any more. He will be back early but I don't know if early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after (at West Ham United the following Monday). He benefits from the style of play, and the boys benefit of course from his scoring desire. The words were uttered, "Is Crystal Palace going to do it again?" Do you buy another goalkeeper? I am pretty sure a lot of people though that it's not only hard today, but probably the day where we lose it.