Klopp ‘doesn’t care’ about past Liverpool criticism after vital win

Date published: Saturday 31st December 2016 8:03

Jurgen Klopp: Enjoys playing against better teams?

Jurgen Klopp was keen to underline Liverpool’s togetherness after edging out Manchester with a crucial 1-0 victory at Anfield.

The Reds’ defence in particular has been constantly under the spotlight from pundits, but the German also believes there is a bit of a myth surrounding his team.

“I know everyone talks about our defence. It’s not about avoiding goals – that’s the end product – it’s about how we work together,” Klopp told BBC Sport.

“I think we have the smallest number of shots on our goal in the league. Tonight the concentration level was outstanding.

“I don’t care about criticism of our defence. You always pick out things that aren’t right but that’s how goals are.”

On the game itself, Klopp was relieved that his side were able to receive the full reward for their efforts.

“The quality of Man City, the situation – when you invest so much in a game like this at the end you want to have it all. Thank God we got it because we play again on Monday.

“It was difficult. We couldn’t create too many chances. We defended really well. It was a wonderful goal.

“We probably had the bigger chances. The second half our biggest problems were when we gave the ball away. I don’t know of any real chances or them.”

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