06 Apr Liverpool News: Klopp hails’satisfying and brilliant’ triumph following Reds come from behind against Southampton
Aims from Keita, Salah and Henderson watched the challenge of their Saints and revived the club narrow lead in the Premier League summit
Jurgen Klopp was thrilled with Liverpool’s”satisfying and colorful” comeback win over Southampton on Friday which retained their title hopes alive also.
An ancient Shane Long attack abandoned the Reds fearing they would stay behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
However Klopp’s guys came shooting back with goals in Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson to seal three things in St. Mary’s in a 3-1 success.
The shimmering supervisor complimented his team and their psychological strength since they returned into the peak of the table.
“Mentality, huh? It is brilliant,” the German coach said after the match. “We arrived here and we understood Southampton is a very different facet as Ralph [Hassenhutl] is in and we knew it.
“Everybody expects and we had three things and we understood how hard it was, and you also found it.
“The installation has been 4-5-1 and you play nine. You watched every single ball we played to the box played to the box and could not finish off there was a counterattack since they had been in better rankings.
“They believed this goal, deserved, but then we corrected or adapted to the circumstance, we had been there, won chunks back, would play in greater distances, had our minutes, also scored a goal. Then it was sport on.”
There were words of encouragement to get Salah following the Egypt hitman scored his 50th goal for Liverpool in record time to finish an eight-game drought, even though his supervisor says he never doubted that the forwards’s quality.
“It wasn’t unsure about him becoming a fantastic player from my side.
“It had been goal no. 50 for Liverpool — that is an unbelievable number.
“As a striker you’ve got opportunities, every striker is a human being too, perhaps you have better minutes and not as good moments.
“When it is a large thing we do not care about it but it is a wonderful time for his first goal in a little while, a excellent moment.”
Klopp added there wasn’t any controversy following his team seemed to not observe Naby Keita’s equalising goal — his first for the club.
“I really don’t know precisely why [they didn’t celebrate], it is for sure nothing related to Naby!
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“They’re very happy for him at the dressing area, he’d multiple hugs.
“[It was] 1-1 — since we wanted to win they boys clearly decided to not celebrate it like mad because there was a job to perform.
“A great second for the first objective.”