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Klopp admits he ‘never thought’ Man City’s winning run would be broken

Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘never thought’ Manchester City’s winning run would be matched after seeing Liverpool equal the landmark for most consecutive Premier League victories.

The Premier League leaders moved closer to an elusive league title with a 3-2 victory over struggling West Ham on Monday night, goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane sealing a come-from-behind win at Anfield.

The result continued the club’s record-breaking start to a season and restored their 22-point advantage at the top of the Premier League, whilst the win also saw the Reds level Manchester City‘s record of 18 successive top-flight victories.

Klopp admits he thought the record would never be broken, though his side now have the chance to set a new landmark outright when they travel to face Watford on Saturday evening.

“I never thought it would be broken or equalled,” the Liverpool boss told Sky Sports. “We did it and I cannot believe it happened to be honest.

“I like a lot tonight that everything positive helps. When we equalised the stadium was rocking and that helps us.

“Whatever will happen this season is an effort of all of us. I could not be more thankful or appreciate the support we get. So far so good.”

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