The best of Fabinho's brilliance v United

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Liverpool burst out of the traps, and despite going into the half at 1-1, Klopp admitted the first 30 minutes was "perfect".

Liverpool roared out of the traps at Anfield and took the game to Jose Mourinho's side, grabbing the lead in the 24th minute when Sadio Mane chested down a pass from Fabinho and slotted past David De Gea.

"We are focused on what we need to do and will there come a moment in the season where we are still around them and we start hoping they drop points or whatever".

"First of all, we have lots of problems related to physicality, we have lots of players that I could consider injury prone, because some of our players are always injured and is not with me, was before me", he said in a post-mach news conference. Their next three games see the East Midlands club face Manchester City twice and Chelsea before the end of the year.

"The players gave everything and when they do that I am not frustrated with them", Mourinho told reporters. Not because United were demanding the game, but because it was more open. We've got to try and take the positives out of the game and be ready for the next one. That was unbelievably nice, and deserved. The first goal - what a goal. "Almost a flawless night".

Liverpool dominated United, England and most of Europe in the 80s, but have not won a league title since 1990.

Klopp said: "It will be a tough one, an interesting one, and I am looking forward to it".

"I think he's brought it upon himself, Pogba". I know you don't mean it like this.

"These are qualities, so when the game was really intense in the first 20-25 minutes it was hard for us to cope with it".

"I say let them have at it", Tuchel smirked. We do it a bit in the centre-half position if you are 4-0 up or whatever, then it is not that intense anymore, we keep the ball. In an ideal world, we would make these changes before the boys are injured. That's how it is.

Meanwhile, Klopp lauded the performance of right-back Nathaniel Clyne in what was just his third start in the last 17 months.

With that victory, they still remain confidently atop the Premier League table, yet to taste defeat in their campaign so far, playing that finest football they have in years. "Our team is very strong and we can be calm and confident". Is it the job? Yes.