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With Liverpool 2-0 and seemingly cruising, Alisson received a backpass from Virgil van Dijk.

Klopp's men moved to the top of the Premier League with a flawless record of four wins from four games thanks to first-half goals from Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino.

That victory at the King Power Stadium was preceded by a tight 1-0 home success over Brighton and Hove Albion and a resilient 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

"But I said to him that this was the best game to do it in because we still won. We knew it'd be tough but sometimes you have to win ugly and we did that today".

I told the boys we shouldn't use him (for back-passes) in the wrong moments - he is not a solution for us, he is an option. I made a mistake reading the play.

"Until Robertson's got in the team, that's when they started keeping clean sheets".

Champions Manchester City were in action later on Saturday at home to Newcastle United, while Watford and Tottenham Hotspur, the two other clubs apart from Liverpool and Chelsea to win their first three games, meet on Sunday. "Now we will keep this (in mind) for the away game", he said.


"I also had all the conditions to kick the ball away and tried to keep playing, keep the possession".

There have been plenty of near misses and false dawns since captain Alan Hansen lifted the old Football League Championship trophy aloft at the end of the 1989-90 season and the emergence of Chelsea and Manchester City as financial powerhouses during the intervening years has only made it more hard for Liverpool to turn the clock back to their glory days, when league titles were nearly taken for granted.

"We have to learn from our mistakes".

The Sunday Supplement panel have been impressed by Liverpool's £67m new arrival in his opening four Premier League games, but agree his desire to play out from the back always looked like it would back-fire at some point. "It's like when our centre-halves play passes", he said.

It seems that the team has enjoyed a change of philosophy and shape since the arrival of Puel, evolving from one that sits back and springs counter attacks - to an excellent football playing side, putting the ball on the floor and knocking it about with precision and goal.

"I'm really very happy with my players".


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