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Klopp full of praise for Liverpool

31st March 2019, 20:43 by Tom Hill

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has piled the praise on his team after they found a late winner to beat Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds needed to win to keep pace with Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

They opened the scoring through Roberto Firmino after he headed home Andrew Robertson's cross in the 16th minute.

However, Spurs drew level in the 70th minute when Lucas Moura latched onto a Christian Eriksen cross. Panic stations then kicked in for Liverpool but Toby Alderweireld scored an own goal in the 90th minute after another error from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with all three points and Klopp insists his players deserve huge credit.

He told Sky Sports: "We compete with the best team in the world [Manchester City] and play against one of best in the world in Tottenham - it is a tough task.

"City last year were champions and are still pretty good. We have to fight like crazy. The crowd was outstanding. They were really here to push us and at the end it helped. It is only positive. I said there are 500 ways to win a football game and today was slightly ugly. Who cares?

"We compete with the best team in world for one position and that is really hard."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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