Klopp hails "incredible" Liverpool record – but laments "bull****" lack of fans

Liverpool rewrote Anfield history with the perfect performance that posted notice of their title defence.

A crushing defeat of rivals Leicester in the top of the Premier League clash brought up their 64th top flight game with defeat at the famous old stadium…the longest run in the club’s remarkable history.

The sublime victory eclipses even the greatest side in Reds lore, and it was done with a breathtaking display of power and intent, even without some of their most important players, in the midst of a crippling injury crisis.

Diogo Jota also wrote his name in the record books, by becoming the first ever Liverpool player to score in each of his first four league games at Anfield.

And the fact that his side showed the rest of the Premier League they will not give up their crown easily, had manager Jurgen Klopp purring.

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“The boys played an incredible game against a top, top, opponent. They were really on fire football wise,” he said.

“There will be a moment in the future when I think back on the record and hopefully it will not be the number 64 but more. It is incredible, absolutely incredible, but it is all about the boys.

“It is really difficult to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of the games were the boys had to dig in and that shows their incredible character.

“We really enjoy playing here, it is our ground, our home and everything feels like home even when then the people aren't here – which is absolutely bullshit.

“The boys on the pitch performance-wise are incredible and that is the only reason for the number. It is difficult to set records at this club because our fathers and grandfathers were obviously pretty good.”

Klopp had special praise for Jota, who set his own record, and also scored his eighth goal in just 12 appearances for the club.

And the Portugal international admitted that playing for the Reds is a dream: “Playing in this team, world champions, means a lot, I just wish we can keep winning matches and I can be important as well, of course,” he said.

"Every squad feels the same, everyone can be important, we need everyone physically and mentally ready to help us.

"It is three points, but they were there near the top, on Wednesday we go again."

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers admitted his side “were beaten by the better team tonight” and he added: “First half in particularly, we were too passive and defending the space, but didn't have enough contact, gave away poor goals.”

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