Klopp: I won’t celebrate too early again

Date published: Monday 26th October 2015 10:11

Jurgen Klopp now knows not to wildly celebrate Liverpool going 1-0 ahead as they might throw away the lead.

Christian Benteke gave the Reds the lead in the 77th minute against Southampton but Sadio Mane equalised nine minutes later as Liverpool struggled with another set-piece.

“It was an absolutely fantastic goal,” said Klopp. “I learned in my life you should celebrate a party when you have one as you don’t know when the next one is.

“It was a moment. Now I know – don’t celebrate too early. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long (for the next one).”

The German has now drawn his first three games as Liverpool manager and has seen how his players fail to cope with pressure.

“They work so hard and are full of concentration and passion. Everything is there but we concede one goal and it felt like the end of the world. But it is not the end of the world, you can always come back,” he said.

“I really don’t understand this pressure in this moment but the guys feel it and you can see it.

“The free-kick; everyone knows you should not concede things like this against a team like Southampton with their strength in the air and there were three one-on-ones in the air and it is a draw.

“We did not give up physically but we didn’t believe any more that we could turn this game and that is a problem.

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