Jurgen Klopp reveals one thing that pleased him most in Wolves win as Liverpool now prepare for Man Utd ‘fight’
Jurgen Klopp was delighted to see Liverpool produce a more solid defensive performance as the Reds eventually eased past Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
Mohamed Salah maintained his record of scoring at least 20 a season every year at Liverpool as his goal helped secure a 2-0 win over Wolves which edged them closer to the Premier League’s top four.
The Egypt international turned home Kostas Tsimikas’s 77th-minute cross to double the lead given to them by Virgil van Dijk’s close-range header moments earlier for his 127th league goal for the club.
It put him one behind Robbie Fowler, who is sixth on the Reds’ all-time league scorers list, and secured a hard-fought victory that took their tally to 10 points from the last 12 and moved them within two wins of fourth-placed Tottenham with a match in hand.
Goals from Liverpool’s two most experienced players on the pitch maintained their momentum which had been in danger of stalling after Saturday’s disappointing goalless draw at Crystal Palace.
And speaking after the match, Klopp told BT Sport: “We knew it would be a difficult game, we controlled the game in a lot of periods.
“There were situations rather than chances, we got in a rush in these moments. We got our rhythm back in the second half, we just had to be solid defensively and keep making chances.
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“In general we did defensively well tonight, Diogo in the 10 was really important, the midfield was together, defensively we had a high line and won decisive challenges. Ali [Alisson] didn’t have spectacular saves to make which was good.
“We had a knock against Real Madrid, we played a really good first half then we started the second really bad. We looked a lot more stable today, we have to carry that on.”
On Darwin Nunez’s disallowed goal, he added: “For the boys on the pitch it was a clear goal, but you have to stay focused. We forced the first goal and the second was wonderful.”
On playing Manchester United next, Klopp said: “It’s a big game anyway, against a team in form. We have to be ready, and we will give them a big fight.”
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