Jurgen Klopp revealed that he thought it was “destiny” that Liverpool would beat Newcastle United as the Reds clinched a 3-2 win over the Magpies.
Newcastle came from behind twice to make the Reds fans nervous, but a late Divock Origi goal ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men got all three points and returned to the top of the league.
Klopp told Sky Sports: “The way Newcastle played, it was just difficult to deal with in general. It’s really difficult to defend all these situations and we cannot defend them, it kept them in the game.
“We had so many fantastic moments of football, we should’ve finished it off before they scored the second goal. It’s brilliant, that’s football, it’s not important, what the boys did is unbelievable.
“It’s brilliant, so deserved, it was a tough game against a physically stronger team than us. We had to fight, I couldn’t be more proud.
“I was calm because I thought it’s destiny, the boys try everything and you just have to try it, we were aggressive, tried to push but then we had the break around Mo and he had to go off.
“I said the only way is to play football, we have fresh legs and they were so honest in what they did. Newcastle, credit to them, they tried everything, but we have three points and have qualified for our final.
“You play the whole season so intense, we are not the best team in the world and we have to work hard. There are no easy games and now at the end of the season we have three games in six days. That’s really hard. I didn’t see anyone being nervous, we just tried it, no silly fouls, just really clear, it’s an important lesson for us that we can deal with that like this.”
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