Jurgen Klopp is satisfied with his team’s performance despite coming from a goal down to defeat Crystal Palace on Saturday.
“It was hard work, very intense, very difficult and in the end a deserved three points. The start in the game was not perfect for us, of course,” Klopp said during his post-match conference.
“The first chance was for Crystal Palace with the fantastic save from Loris Karius [after a] long ball. The next long ball was kind of a 50/50 situation, I didn’t see it back, but I think it was dangerous play from both [Karius and Zaha] kind of, and then Loris touched him, 100 per cent.
“Penalty for Crystal Palace, which makes the game not easy and the job not easier. Then you have to still play football and we did that first half but not often enough and not good enough in a few moments, otherwise I think when we did it good we were in front of Hennessey.
“In the second half we knew that we had to carry on and down our nerves first of all because it was quite emotional – a penalty on one side, no penalty on the other side, a yellow card and stuff like that.
“We did that but then we lost a little bit of the power at the end of the game because in the last two weeks, [there have been] completely different intensity levels for the players with friendly games.
“Some trained really hard, some didn’t train a lot, and coming together in one day and bringing them all on one level is always a big challenge. Today you could see that. Both teams were not at their best, so it was a question who will in the end shoot one more goal. It was us, so I am really pleased with that.”