Jurgen Klopp: 'Super game and I loved it'

Luke Bradshaw
Sports Writer
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates (Credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp commented on how much he ‘loved’ his team’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the German stressed how much he enjoyed the match, highlighting Spurs’ quality.

Klopp said: "We started well but the way we conceded was a bit unlucky. Tottenham then defended well, their counter-attacks were incredible. But the best thing was that you couldn’t see any influence of the goal. We weren’t nervous, we just followed the plan, doing everything in the right way.

"Their goalkeeper made some incredible saves but we stayed calm. At half-time we said this game only had one problem, the score. There were one or two things we could do better and adapt a little bit.

"I wasn’t surprised by Tottenham. They have the quality to cause any team in the world problems. We had 70% possession but that’s okay for a team like Tottenham because each ball you lose, they have speed on the counter-attack and Harry Kane is so strong.

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"But we were in control, we pushed them back and dominated apart from the last five minutes when we felt the intensity of the game. It was a super game and I loved it."

Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson (Credit: Getty Images)

A penalty from Mo Salah put Liverpool ahead after Jordan Henderson cancelled out Harry Kane's early opener to return their lead at the summit at six points.

Kane had stunned the Anfield crowd with an alert headed finish inside the first minute of the match after the ball came back off the post.

One concern for Liverpool, however, will be the fitness of Mo Salah. The Egyptian limped out of the game with 10 minutes on the clock, while Virgil van Dijk also picked up a knock.

Klopp said:"Virgil has got a dead leg. It’s painful but he will be fine. And Mo is his ankle, it gets sore the longer the game goes but it is not a massive issue."

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