Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool were lucky

11th Nov 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits his side may have been lucky in their 2-0 victory over Fulham, but felt his side deserved all three points.

Aleksandar Mitrovic's header in the first half was chalked off due to a marginal offside decision before Liverpool went straight down the other end and took the lead through Mohamed Salah.

Klopp believed his team responded brilliantly to referee Paul Tierney's decision.

"I don't want to compare it but we scored a clearer goal against Arsenal which we didn't get," said the Liverpool boss.

"You cannot change it, the most important thing is reacting that quick in that situation and it was brilliant: Alisson, Trent (Alexander-Arnold), Mo and done.

"It is very important you have these situations in your locker that you can use it.

"In the end we were a bit lucky and maybe because of Robbo it is not 100 per cent offside because of his heel. We cannot change it, Fulham cannot change it.

"Apart from scoring more goals it was a really good performance. Fulham always have the quality to cause problems. We had to work hard, we won it. All good."

Midfielders Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson both returned from hamstring injuries as substitutes and Klopp said he was happy for both to now go away on international duty.

However, he is having "discussions" with England over what role Joe Gomez will have as the 21-year-old has already played 17 times this season.

"If you ask me I always want them to stay here," he added.

"In this case Guinea they play one game against Ivory Coast and he (Keita) is fit for four or five days so to play another game is brilliant for him.

"Most of the players only have one game: England and Brazil have two games, which is not too good, especially with the latest game on Tuesday night so it is good Brazil are in England and not elsewhere, so the travel stress will not be too much.

"Joe had all the games, we are not sure, we are in talks about that. Hendo is 100 per cent fit and needs games as well. That's cool."

 

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