Klopp Hails Reds After Huge Win

Klopp Hails Reds After Huge Win

Jurgen Klopp hailed his players after title-chasing Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League with a crucial victory over Chelsea.

Second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah secured a 2-0 win at Anfield that took the Reds back above Manchester City, who beat Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday.

Liverpool, in pursuit of a first title since 1990, lead by two points with four to play, although City do have a game in hand. “We controlled and dominated the game for 80 minutes, which is the best you can say about a game against Chelsea,” Klopp said. “In those 10 minutes they could have changed the game completely – a post and two saves from Ali (Alisson Becker) – but then we controlled the game again.


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“It was a fantastic performance, an even better atmosphere and a very important result, obviously.” Mane broke the deadlock with a 51st-minute header before Salah doubled the lead with a stunning long-range strike two minutes later.

Asked about Salah’s goal, Klopp said: “It blew me away. It was a really, really outstanding finish.

I don’t want to minimise that but I (also) loved the first goal – good team play, good cross, good header. “The performance was really good but you need the goals, and we got them.”

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