Saying he’s always more a fan than a manager, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joined the NBCSN crew pitch side at Anfield after the Reds’ 4-3 win over Manchester City and admitted an equalizer wouldn’t have killed him.
(Easy for him to say, because we think he would’ve lost his mind).
“I know 4-3 up and we all know our nice ability to give a game a little more exciting, but I was not bothered because I thought if they score another one the game is still outstanding,” he said.
“I’m really proud and I think maybe 3-4 people in the world didn’t see that match and if they see the result they know exactly what they missed. We deserved to win, but they deserved that it was close. Two fantastic teams mixing their skills with attitudes. I loved it.”
Before joining Arlo White, Lee Dixon, and Graeme Le Saux, the manager also offered a pair of piping hot takes.
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Klopp was asked about starting Loris Karius‘ performance on City’s first goal, and the meaning of the victory for his team. He didn’t hesitate to name drop a certain recently-transferred attacker.
Here are a few more memorable lines, from the BBC:
“Yes of course it’s the corner where he was. You showed it to me. People always find the hair in the soup. Loris knows it. The Man City goalkeeper probably caused Salah’s goal but nobody will talk about that.
“We will see what it gives us for the rest of the season. To score four in the week after Phil Coutinho leaves the club is a big statement.”
He’s feeling pretty darn good. Liverpool’s off to Swansea City a week from Monday in a match which will be well- monitored for intensity.