Klopp: Liverpool did ‘outstanding things’; Luiz goal ‘world class’

Date published: Tuesday 31st January 2017 10:42

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Jurgen Klopp hailed his players after they fought to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield, although he concedes things could’ve been different.

Georginio Wijnaldum equalised in the second half after David Luiz’s opener, but Liverpool were indebted to Simon Mignolet for saving Diego Costa’s subsequent penalty.

However, Klopp insisted he was happy with his side’s work.

“I’m not sure happy is the right word to say how I’m feeling, but I’m proud of the boys because they did outstanding things against a really good side,” he told BT Sport.

We did really well. The result we can’t change. We could have lost because it was a penalty.

“In the second half we caused them problems, we could have scored a second time or a third time. I’m happy we could give this sign and create this atmosphere. It was a good performance.”

On keeper Simon Mignolet being caught out by David Luiz for Chelsea’s goal, Klopp added: “That was world class from David Luiz we have to say that. You have to say we have to be prepared but he was surprised.

“Even if he was prepared it would have been difficult to save it because it was hit well and right in the corner.

“Two seconds before he scored David Luiz was stood next to me talking to Conte and drinking water on the touchline!”

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