Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s ‘deserved’ victory over Sheff Utd

Joe Williams
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool “deserved” to beat Sheffield United in their 1-0 Premier League victory on Saturday.

The Reds were made to work hard for victory as Dean Henderson’s howler from a soft Georginio Wijnaldum shot gave Klopp’s men all three points.

The result means Liverpool temporarily go eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.

It was by no means easy though as the Blades created a number of chances to win the game themselves but Klopp thinks it was the right scoreline.

Klopp told BT Sport: “For us it was important to win, we had unbelievably big chances, in the first half we had two big chances and in the second one which we scored from. These games, they are not all beauties and you have to work hard for the results.

“You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it. One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.

“I was frustrated, and at half time we spoke about it. We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again. It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things.

“They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat. I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens. We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.”