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Jurgen Klopp hails Thiago 'thunderball' goal

Jurgen Klopp praised Thiago Alcantara's "thunderball" strike after Liverpool beat Porto.

The Spanish midfielder opened the scoring with a superb goal as the Reds defeated the Portuguese side 2-0 to keep their perfect Champions League record going and Klopp was left delighted with Thiago's touch of genius.

The Liverpool boss said: "We had bigger chances in the game but we scored with that situation.

"Whoever sees Thiago in training knows he has the technique to do it but even with this technique it doesn't happen constantly that he can fire such a thunderball. It was good timing, a great goal."

Liverpool have cruised through a challenging Champions League group but Klopp felt that the changes he made to the team made it difficult to assess his side's performance in Wednesday's (24.11.21) game.

Klopp said: "We could have lost this game tonight, we gave chances away when they could have scored so we should not make too much of it as we were lucky in moments.

"We had moments when we were not cool to play against; I didn't expect that tonight because we changed decisive things to be honest.

"We didn't expect the boys to be a pressing machine immediately but to grow into the game and that's what happened. A lot of good things happened tonight but I'm not sure we should make the mistake of saying we are this or that again.

"We will know at the end of the season - but we are in a good moment and we should try everything to keep that going."

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