"Perfect result. I wouldn't go so far as saying it was a flawless performance".
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager left his technical area to fume at defender Dejan Lovren on Saturday. In the first half, the game gave us the opportunity to be direct, fast and score goals, more than we did.
With Marouane Fellaini rejecting a new contract at United and Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season, it would be understandable for Mourinho to look for reinforcements in the midfield. "The more you do that the easier the results come on the pitch". "In training is where I'm doing most of my learning".
Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match, not just about scoring goals.
"But my experiences of the past - I understand that's part of the game".
"In the situations around the two goals, it was not like it should be - you can not leave a player alone", assessed Klopp.
"I think we deserved the goal and then it was the situation with the best piece of football in the whole game, the one-two between Roberto and Sadio and a clear foul and no penalty", Klopp added. "You can always lose a header or a challenge with Lukaku of course but there is a gap in behind and we need to close that", he said.
Klopp's side are next in action at home against Watford next Saturday.
"They try to win matches in an honest way, by outpassing and outscoring opponents and what we saw yesterday was a team winning via an alternative route".
Swansea City, who had Jordan Ayew sent off in the 11th minute, held Huddersfield Town to a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium while Wayne Rooney's penalty miss mattered little as Everton beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Goodison Park.