Jürgen Klopp wants to see Liverpool carry the greediness they displayed against Leicester City into Friday night's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Reds were at their fluid best to overcome the Premier League champions last weekend, thrilling the Anfield crowd with the speed and dynamism in their attacking play.
It brought four goals and three points, and very much pleased the manager, who took satisfaction from his team’s ability to ‘find solutions’ in the final third.
But Klopp warned at his pre-Chelsea press conference that his side have to maintain that hunger if they are to secure a result against Antonio Conte’s well-drilled outfit.
Asked how Liverpool can replicate Saturday’s victory, he said: “[By] staying greedy.
“The movement was brilliant, everybody saw it. Daniel [Sturridge] was involved in three goals. The first one was a brilliant run and brilliant movement with Roberto [Firmino].
“Roberto can make exactly the same run, but if Daniel doesn’t make the run he’s not free in front of goal. That’s how football is. Being this kind of flexible is the key for all games.
“We had other goals when we had six, seven or eight players around the box and still found the solution, five players in the box and still found a solution.
“The Adam Lallana goal was a goal where Gini [Wijnaldum] could have found other solutions to play free in the box. That’s what you have to create. But all games are different.”
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Half an hour into the first Anfield match of the season, the Reds were flying at 2-0 and the home fans – increased in number by more than 8,000 – were jubilant.
But Jamie Vardy capitalised on an error to halve the deficit and Robert Huth subsequently saw a looping header from a long throw-in bounce off the crossbar.
There are plenty of lessons still to be learned then, admits Klopp.
He said: “Leicester are a good example because they give you a lot of questions, their counter-attacking game is outstanding and nearly not [possible] to defend.
“You need to be really quick in mind, it’s more important than quick in legs because in the end you can’t find a solution with the legs because they are too quick, especially Jamie [Vardy].
“And they defend really deep, not only, but a lot. And they try [hard] because they still have a really good working attitude, so they try to disturb your build-up and all that stuff. That’s a complex thing.
“So it was really important that we found the solutions we found. But even in this game we had difficult situations to go through and they had 10 minutes with one big chance and one or two chances where we made wrong decisions.”
The boss continued: “I only speak about this because it will be very important because of the Chelsea challenge.
“We didn’t defend [Leicester’s] No.6 as well as we did before, in our own possession we had the wrong positioning because we felt so confident, it was good and too early, too high up in the formation losing the ball, [which] meant a counter-attack.
“There were a lot of things we could have done better – not to score more goals because four is more than enough, only to feel more secure in all situations of the game.
“For us, that’s still a challenge. It’s not about the players. It’s about the behaviour in the position. It’s about timing, doing the right thing in the right moment and using the confidence, which can grow in a game when you are in a good moment.
“But don’t use it in the wrong way and things like this, so there’s a lot of space for improvement and we need to improve for the Chelsea game of course because they are so experienced.
“If they want, on specific days they can play a really ugly game where nothing really works, but they always stay cool and in the right moment, goal, and nobody cares.
“Because we are much younger, we need something like good moments in a game to take the next good moment and the next good moment. That’s how it is in life.
“Experience, when you use it right, makes you stronger and that’s their only real advantage. They are more experienced. But we are the challenger and we want to go there and create real problems for them. That’s how it is.
“We want to be strong in our kind [of play] and get a result.”