Jurgen Klopp pleased to see his below-par Liverpool battle for important win
Jurgen Klopp was pleased to see that his Premier League leaders that are below-par Liverpool leave Crystal Palace using a win following a fast turnaround from the international break.
Liverpool were off the pace in the first half and lucky not to be behind at the break, using VAR judgment out James Tomkins’ target for the Palace.
However, the traffic improved after the period and even if Wilfried Zaha completed Sadio Mane’s opener, Liverpool showed fantastic character to reply instantly and find a winner to produce it 12 successes from 13 Premier League matches this year.
Klopp says Liverpool’s operation could be set down to a international break for his players however admired the heart his team revealed.
“The challenge I’ve stated to pretty much everybody and their dog is that [the players] come in numerous different national groups back,” he explained.
“Today I have no problem that we were not brilliant because in a game like this you only have to be sure that you’re all set to fight for the result and we had been that from the very first minute.
“Could we have played ? At which Brazil played, yes, but we had players to the pitch that were around on Thursday still back from Abu Dhabi. That is not trendy.
“For that, getting a result at Crystal Palace, you never take for granted. Thus, it feels good.
“I don’t understand what people will say but I know 37 points after 13 games is outstanding and you can’t have them with winning just games that are brilliant. We had a couple of very brilliant games but you can’t simply win them. We aren’t available to send messages, we just wish to get success ”
Liverpool have scored vital goals from Leicester, Manchester United and Aston Villa at the Premier League this year and 1 stage turned into three.
Klopp says of locating the net on his side’s custom may be set down to some mix of sustained pressure and a never-say-die mindset in his group.
“I said during the week I don’t take it for granted, the way do you. But with all the things today that weren’t so great, we had been the far more prominent side, the active team,” he said.
“Crystal Palace defended all the time deep. We don’t stop with these items on a day if it is not ideal.
“We conceded a goal and you also see the surface of the boys -‘come onwe understand that a set-piece, a corner, a free-kick gives us an opportunity’. I believed the ball was in before it was finished by Bobby off.
“From that moment on we defended really well. There was lots of time and we did in that period.
“We’re not out there to show we invented football, because we did not, we’ve really a job to perform, we must get results for our colors and that is exactly what we did again.
“There are tough games to come. We create the foundation for usthat’s still what we’re doing, and hopefully we can continue with this.”
Mohamed Salah was a doubt for Saturday’s game because of an ankle injury that ruled him from the recent games of Egypt.
The Egyptian has been on the seat from Palace and Klopp states he Is Going to Be fit to play against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.
“Mo couldn’t train for nine days, was with Egypt and moved home,” said Klopp. “He trained 60-70 percent [on Thursday] and [Friday] was the first time 100 percent.
“We did not start him. We wanted to bring him [when Palace equalised] and then we scored, thus him could rest now. That’s really great. Wednesday he’ll return.”
Liverpool host until Brighton visit Anfield on Saturday, Napoli within their fifth Champions League group stage game on Wednesday night. Palace go to Burnley on Saturday at the Premier League in 3pm.