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Klopp salutes Reds stars

15th April 2019, 00:45 by Michael Holland

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed his title-chasing players as they regained top spot in the Premier League with victory over Chelsea.

Second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah secured a 2-0 win at Anfield that took the Reds back above Manchester City, who beat Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday.

Liverpool, in pursuit of a first title since 1990, lead by two points with four to play, although City do have a game in hand.

"We controlled and dominated the game for 80 minutes, which is the best you can say about a game against Chelsea," Klopp said.

"In those 10 minutes they could have changed the game completely - a post and two saves from Ali (Alisson Becker) - but then we controlled the game again.

"It was a fantastic performance, an even better atmosphere and a very important result, obviously."

Mane broke the deadlock with a 51st-minute header before Salah doubled the lead with a stunning long-range strike two minutes later.

Asked about Salah's goal, Klopp said: "It blew me away. It was a really, really outstanding finish. I don't want to minimise that but I (also) loved the first goal - good team play, good cross, good header.

"The performance was really good but you need the goals, and we got them."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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