It gave me 500 million grey hairs – Klopp worried late on
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his team gave him “500 million grey hairs” by practically conceding late in their win more than Watford.
A stunning first-half bicycle kick from Emre Can was at some point decisive inside a 1-0 victory that consolidated third spot for Liverpool within the Premier League.
However they nearly gave it up late on when Sebastian Prodl struck the crossbar, a moment that had Klopp worried.
“I stated for the boys soon after the game, ‘If you’d like to kill me, that’s a fantastic way to attempt.’ It really is crazy, it really is crazy, [it gave me] 500 million grey hairs,” he mentioned.
“The scenario tonight, we’d currently defended it after which they had three players in the second post.
“What are you able to say? We attempted every little thing for 97 minutes, but if you want [we made] this one mistake and it could’ve led to a objective – that is how football in the highest level is.
“We didn’t play perfect, nevertheless it would’ve been seriously tough to accept. But we got them [the points] and I consider the boys really deserved it.”
Liverpool pushed 4 points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United with their win, despite the fact that they have played a game a lot more.
They have house matches against Southampton and Middlesbrough either side of a trip to West Ham to finish their campaign.
Klopp mentioned: “We have pressure, yes – but pressure in the end from the season, in this period, signifies you fight for some thing.
“It’s a optimistic stress, so we want to hold this – we would like to preserve this pressure high, we want to remain focused, we need to operate hard and do almost everything for the points we are able to get.
“We don’t expect for a second that it will be uncomplicated. If anyone right here thinks we already possess the three points against Southampton then you definitely couldn’t have seen Southampton this season for the reason that they are a definitely strong side. It will likely be one more challenging game for us, but it is like it can be.
“Tonight, nobody can take these points away from us, so that’s the best news and now we have time to perform and prepare for the Southampton game.”