Pierre Hojbjerg: Liverpool are 'maybe the best team I have ever played'

Southampton midfielder Pierre Hojbjerg has named Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool as the best side he has ever come up against.

Saints held Liverpool to a goalless draw on Saturday as the Premier League's top scorers suffered a rare off day in front of goal. Hojbjerg came back into the Southampton side for the clash at St Mary's but he and his teammates spent most of the afternoon camped in their own half trying to stave off their visitors' search for a winning goal.

And the 21-year-old Denmark international, who signed from Bayern Munich in the summer, paid Klopp's side the biggest compliment following the stalemate.

"I played in Germany against Bayern Munich and Dortmund, I played against Manchester City in the Champions League, but I must say this is maybe the best team I have ever played against," he told Southampton's official website.

"It's not only that they move the ball quickly. They also have fast players, and with the ball they are very good one against one. It's unbelievable how they move, how they stand, how they work together -- it's like a symphony."

James Milner, who retired from England duty after Euro 2016, said that Liverpool's stars did not suffer an overhang from their international exploits, despite Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino travelling to Brazil, Sadio Mane representing Senegal and Adam Lallana picking up an injury while with England.

"That's maybe something you worry about after the international breaks but it wasn't like we were off the pace," he told Liverpool's official website.

"We were on top for the majority of the game and we created the chances but that final finish wasn't there.

"It was a pretty good performance, I think, I can't remember them having too many chances.

"We dominated the game, really. They're a good side so to create the chances we did was the hard part, but we didn't take them and that's frustrating."