JURGEN Klopp admitted he felt for Eddie Howe after Cherries lost two key players during the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Both Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson were forced off through injury during the clash against the runaway Premier League leaders at Vitality Stadium.

Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mo Salah in a devastating 19-minute spell either side of half-time saw the Anfield outfit make it 33 top-flight games unbeaten.

And while Reds boss Klopp hailed a "professional and mature" display from his side, he admitted his sympathy for opposite number Howe.

Klopp said: "I really feel for him (Howe) because you can lose against us, obviously that can happen.

“But losing Ake and Wilson in the same game is of course a major blow.”

Asked if it was a perfect day for his side, the Liverpool boss replied: "Yeah, it was, 100 per cent.

"We scored wonderful goals, we had more chances, did really well, were really uncomfortable to play (against).

"From 3-0 on we controlled the game absolutely and nothing really happened anymore.

"The players didn't like it too much, they wanted to be really loud in these moments, but I didn't want to see any unnecessary risk.

"It was maybe not the most exciting but necessary. It was an absolutely super performance, super individual performances and the team performance was just really mature and professional, just what we needed."