Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was very pleased with his team’s performance against Chelsea at Anfield yesterday. Two goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool beating Chelsea at Anfield for the first time since May, 2012.
The win should also help banish the memories from 5 years ago when Steven Gerrard’s slip against Chelsea played a role in costing Liverpool the Premier League title.
Yesterday, Andrew Robertson slipped during the game but nothing major happened.
Klopp feels that it’s about time people closed the ‘slipping book’. Following the match, Klopp said, “By the way, on this point, we can finally close the slipping book. Robbo slipped and nothing happened, so it’s not a Liverpool thing. Done.
I’m so proud of what the boys did today. I loved, loved, loved the atmosphere, it was outstanding. Let us try and do that seven more times and see what we get for it.”
Klopp didn’t shy away from speaking out on Liverpool’s critics. He said,
The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside, you and other people. We don’t think like that. We play our game.
If City lose today, and we find out five minutes before the game, somebody tells us ‘City lost!’ but that’s not a help. You lose your focus then.
We only try to collect as many points as possible. What is it now, 85? Four games to play. 97. Let’s try. And if that’s enough, then perfect. If not, we cannot change it. And we didn’t lose it here or there or whatever.
Very smart people will come out and say ‘yeah, if you would have won against Leicester you would be champions’. It’s all bull****. People and idiots bring something like this up.”
After beating Chelsea, Liverpool’s next match is against Porto on Wednesday before they resume their Premier League campaign against Cardiff City next Sunday.
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