‘It was one of the best games we have played’ – Klopp

Date published: Saturday 4th March 2017 8:34

Jurgen Klopp thinks Simon Mignolet “saved” Liverpool in their 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Gunners improved in the second half to test the Reds on a few occasions but they faced an uphill battle after going two down before half-time.

Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum gave Liverpool victory and moved them up to third in the Premier League table.

“It was one of the best games we have played so far because the strength and the line-up of opponent,” said Klopp.

“We did really well. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester. We analysed it and that wasn’t enjoyable.

“We had another opportunity and we took it today. It’s the roller coaster of the Premier League. It’s not always going up.”

“What do you want to do learn first – be consistent or beat the best teams in the world? We all know what we did last week and how we played. It’s not usual to come back like this. We know what we need to work on.

“All of them played a fantastic game. When we are compact it’s fantastic. Adam Lallana can come out of the formation and trigger something. Being compact and stable is the basis of each good display.

“We knew Arsenal would bounce back in the second half. Alexis Sanchez is the highest quality player and plays different to Danny Welbeck. Simon Mignolet saved our lives.

“It’s important to go back to fourth above Arsenal. We really felt bad last week, we needed a few days to understand what happened.”

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