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Mon 14 Sep by Mark Gleeson

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“What a game. Football at its best. What a spectacle. When you have seven goals, somebody must have made a mistake, probably. It’s pretty rare you see that many goals in a game. For us, it’s clear we left space for improvement in our defending, but that’s not completely unusual for a first game of the season. We should have done better, but if an opponent forces you to make mistakes - and Leeds were here for that - then it can happen and it happened tonight. We will do better but offensively and in possession, I loved a lot of moments in the game.”

Liverpool manager Klopp enjoyed the spectacle as the champions began the defence of their Premiership title with an exciting 4-3 home win over newly promoted Leeds United.

"I'm happy we have won but the league is bigger. Okay, I'm not saying the Nedbank Cup is small but I'm saying the league’s a 30-game thing. What can I say, we've got the cup, thank you.”

Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane didn’t have much to say after landing the 13th trophy of his career as a coach in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday. He is far and away the most successful coach in PSL history.

"Playing without fans is like going to the circus and not seeing clowns, it’s like going to the garden and not seeing flowers."

Cristiano Ronaldo on football’s “new normal” of no spectators following the coronavirus pandemic.