Liverpool have won all six home games in the Premier League this season

Jurgen Klopp famously coined the phrase “heavy metal football” when once describing his favoured style but after his Liverpool beat Brentford on Sunday, he revealed it was the way his opponents played that he once strived for as a young coach.

Liverpool needed a positive result to take into the international break after an unconvincing 1-1 draw at struggling Luton Town in the Premier League last weekend was followed by a defeat at Toulouse in the Europa League.

They got just that with a 3-0 win that moved them up to second in the Premier League, and just a point behind leaders Manchester City following their thrilling 4-4 draw with Chelsea.

But it took a player of Mohamed Salah’s quality to get the breakthrough as Brentford frustrated Liverpool for much of the first half, while also looking a threat on the counter.

“More than 20 years ago when I started my career, I wanted to create a team that nobody wants to play against and we faced that team today,” said Klopp.

“It’s crazy! This spell where they had six corners in a row I thought ‘oh god.’ But we defended with so much passion in the moment. The goals we scored were fantastic.”

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