Tuesday 11 December 2018

It was perfect for 80 minutes - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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Despite conceding two late goals in last night's 5-2 win over Roma, Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the 'fantastic result' which has put Liverpool on the verge of a place in the Champions League final.

"It was a perfect performance for pretty much 80 minutes or so, then we made one defensive mistake and (Edin) Dzeko made the most of the situation," he said. "That's the rules of the competition, each goal you score helps massively. I think we agree the penalty wasn't even a penalty, it's not even handball, but that's the situation and now it's 5-2.

"I would be much more happy if we had won 5-0 or 5-1 but 5-2 is still a fantastic result.

"I could not even have imagined that was possible, so the boys still did outstandingly good and we go there and try to win again, that's it."

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson felt his side could have scored more than their five goals

"Some of the runs and some the balls in behind were brilliant and we're probably disappointed not to score more. I fancy us to go there and score as well with the forward players we've got," he said.

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