Jurgen Klopp is of the opinion that Liverpool claimed a “dirty three points” in their come-from-behind victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
“I’m really happy that we come back,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “I think at the end it was absolutely deserved.
“Yes Loris [Karius] had to make two good saves, but I think Crystal Palace were in a lot moments pretty lucky that we didn’t score. We scored two wonderful goals after a difficult start. I’m really happy.
“I think in the moment when the ball passed the defender and you see it’s Mo then it already feels good. So hopefully it will stay forever like this. That was a very cool finish.
“I was really happy with the reaction after half-time. Yes, at the end, it’s maybe a dirty three points, but for us very important. The dirty ones are very often the most important.”
“In the game for me, it was a clear penalty. Then I saw it back one time on video and for me it’s [still] a clear penalty,” Klopp said. “Yes, he goes down late, but there’s still contact there. Obviously for the ref it was no penalty and a dive.
“But the second one, yes, I think it’s a foul on Sadio and then Sadio puts a hand on the ball. Yes, I thought it was a second yellow. But the ref made an interesting decision.
“It was a free-kick for us usually then handball for Sadio, free-kick for the other team and no yellow card. It was confusing a little bit. We were lucky in that moment for sure, but not over the full 90 minutes.”
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