Klopp: ‘Today was pretty much perfect’

Date published: Saturday 30th December 2017 5:33

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks his side’s reaction to going a goal behind was “the best I’ve ever seen” as they beat Leicester 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Foxes went ahead through Jamie Vardy after Mahrez had squared for the England international and the Reds had to wait until just after half-time to equalise as Mohamed Salah finished from a Sadio Mane backheel.

The pressure was building on Leicester and they couldn’t hold Liverpool back anymore as Salah won the match for Klopp’s men in the 76th-minute when he turned Harry Maguire and fired into the net.

“It is a maximum satisfaction to win like this today and on perfect days we win football games,” said Klopp. “Today was pretty much perfect.

“When we were one goal down our reaction was the best I’ve ever seen in this situation. The crowd were unbelievable and we needed them today to score these two goals. Mo was fantastic with his dribbling and his vision. I couldn’t ask more from him.

“Staying in the game is the real deal of football in this league but I am happy for Mo, I am happy for the team because this group is a fantastic group of players. It’s a good team performance and a well deserved win.”

On the length of Virgil van Dijk’s new contract with Liverpool, Klopp added: “It is not too important. I don’t know how long the contract will be. My guess is maybe five or six years? I don’t know but we have plenty of time to chat.”

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