A comprehensive and impressive performance to beat Liverpool tonight?
“Impressive performance. It’s hard to be comprehensive against Liverpool because they remain in the game because of the team they are. But we can’t ask for any more.
“The spirit, the work ethic, the quality, you’ve got to defend really well to keep a clean sheet against them.
“What a team they are. And we defended with everything, played well and deserved to win the game.”
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Frustrated that your team don’t play the same way against the ‘lesser teams’?
I have gone over that quite a lot this season. There’s a big positive and some negatives to that. When we’ve played against teams who have defended deep and we haven’t been able to break them down. In the first two games against Liverpool we may have played better football at times. We had more control at the Bridge in the second half and in the Super Cup we were the better team in parts.
“But today there was an extra spirit about us and we should take positives from that because we can compete with the big teams. But what wins or loses games is what you do in both boxes.
“Today we got a slice of luck defending but with some quality saves from Kepa and quality defending from individuals. And we took two chances that won us the game. And those are the rules.
“Where we’re at is we’re still in transition and we’re still working to close the gap to the opponent today. And to do that we have to find consistency. That’s another question.”
Zouma said you had a player and coaches meeting to sort the togetherness?
“I just felt we needed a general meeting on where we want to get to and the realisation of the work it will take to get us there. We’re not Chelsea of different eras gone by with Hazards, Costas,…