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'Brutal': Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp comments on what Leeds did in the first two minutes of yesterday's game

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that Leeds United were brutally intense yesterday to BBC Sport.

Starting fast

Liverpool may have ran out 3-0 winners over Leeds, but Klopp felt that the game was far from a walkover.

Instead, he knew that Leeds would be up for the challenge right from the word go.

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In the second minute, Leeds launched a counter-attack on the back of a Liverpool charge forward.

And Klopp said that made the game very entertaining, although he felt his side deserved the three points.

“We played a really good game here, as good as you can play against Leeds,” Klopp said.

“You have to be ready for brutal intensity. I think after two minutes there was a situation, counter-attack, counter-attack and the crowd was there!

“It was a very exciting football match with us as deserved winners.”

Deserved winners

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It’s difficult to disagree with Klopp’s assessment that Liverpool deserved to be victorious.

The Reds could actually have won by a more commanding scoreline had they been more ruthless in front of goal.

That is a concern for Leeds, who have looked far from water-tight at the back across their first few games.

Liverpool, meanwhile, continue to impress after making a first start to the campaign.

Klopp’s side have now picked up 10 points from their first four outings, to elevate themselves right to the front of the pile in the Premier League table.

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