Jurgen Klopp has admitted that there are plenty of positives to take from Liverpool’s 3-2 win against Leicester City.
The Reds went in at half time with a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho. After Shinji Okazaki’s strike, Jordan Henderson restored Liverpool’s two goal lead before Jamie Vardy ensured the game would have a tense conclusion.
With 10 minutes to go, the Foxes were awarded a penalty – but Simon Mignolet was on hand to deny Vardy from levelling the game.
The Liverpool boss was pleased with his sides reaction to being knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday by Leicester.
Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “It is not a time to be completely cool but overall I was happy with our performance. The boys deserved the three points. The free-kick for the first goal was not a free-kick and it was a foul on Simon [for the second goal].”
“At the start of the second half we played the same football like Leicester – kinda hectic. Simon saved the penalty and then I think we really deserved the win,” he added.
After a home draw against Burnley in their previous league game, Klopp was thrilled to secure a vital three points and move his side up to fifth in the league.
“I really thought in a moment like this so many things are positive. The three points are the proof for the public that we are still here, everything is good. Let’s make the next step together.”