04 dec. Jurgen Klopp pleased to see his below-par Liverpool battle for important win
Jurgen Klopp was pleased to see his Premier League leaders that are below-par Liverpool depart Crystal Palace having a win following a quick turnaround from the global break.
Liverpool were also off the pace and fortunate never to be behind at the break, using VAR judgment out James Tomkins target for Palace.
But the traffic improved after the interval and even if Sadio Manes opener was completed by Wilfried Zaha, Liverpool showed great character to react almost instantly and locate a winner through Roberto Firmino to make it 12 successes from 13 Premier League matches this season.
Klopp claims the performance of Liverpool can be set down to a tough global fracture for his players but admired the heart his team revealed.
The challenge Ive stated to pretty much everyone and their dog is that [the players] come in numerous different national groups back, he said.
Now I dont have any problem that we were not amazing as in a game like that you only need to make certain that youre ready to struggle for the outcome and we were that from the first minute.
Can we have played ? In which Brazil played, yes, but wed players to the pitch which were on Thursday still on a plane back from Abu Dhabi. That is not too cool.
For that, obtaining an outcome at Crystal Palace, you cant take for granted. It feels good.
I dont understand what people will say but I know 37 points after 13 matches is outstanding and you cannot have them together with winning just games that are brilliant. We had a couple of games however you can not just win them. We are not available to send messageswe just want to get success .
Liverpool have scored vital goals from Leicester, Manchester United and Aston Villa in the Premier League this year and on one point was turned by Firminos 85th-minute strike on Saturday into three.
Klopp says the habit of discovering the net late on of that his side can be set down to a never-say-die mindset in his squad and a mix of tension.
I stated during the week I do not take it for granted, the way do you. But with all the things now that werent so great, we had been the much more prominent side, the active staff, he said.
Crystal Palace defended most of the time profound. So, we do not cease with these items even.
We conceded a goal and you also see the surface of the boys -come on, we understand that a set-piece, a corner, a free-kick provides us an opportunity. I believed before it was finished by Bobby off the ball was twice in .
From that moment on we defended really well. There was a lot of time and we did well in that interval.
Were not out there to show we invented soccer, because we did not, weve really a task to do, we must get results to our colors and that is what we did again.
There are tough games to come. We create the foundation for us, thats still what we are doing, and we can continue with this.
Mohamed Salah was a doubt for Saturdays match because of an ankle injury that ruled him from Egypts recent global games.
However, the Egyptian has been on the seat against Palace and Klopp states he Is Going to Be fit to play Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Mo could not train for nine days, had been Egypt and went home, said Klopp. He trained 60-70 per cent [on Thursday] and [Friday] was the very first time 100 percent.
We did not start him. We wanted to deliver him [if Palace equalised] and we scored, so him could rest today. That is really great. Wednesday hell be back.
Liverpool host Napoli within their fifth Champions League group stage game on Wednesday until Brighton visit Anfield on Saturday. Palace go to Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League at 3pm.
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