‘Nobody gets rid of us’ was the defiant message from Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool closed the gap to Manchester City to just a point following their 4-2 win over Burnley on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both scored twice for Liverpool, with Klopp’s side having to come back from a goal down following Ashley Westwood’s strike direct from a corner.
The win moved Liverpool back to within a point of Man City, who beat Watford 3-1 on Saturday, and Klopp was full of praise for his side’s performance as they got back to winning ways following last weekend’s draw in the Merseyside Derby.
“We scored five goals two weeks ago [against Watford] and then we didn’t score v Everton and everyone asks me about more offensive line-ups. Next time we don’t score, I think you will ask me again,” Klopp said in his post-match press conference.
“We have no problem with confidence. We didn’t have a problem after the Everton game. For me, Mo Salah was the best player on the pitch today and he didn’t score. I am not sure you will see that in a lot of ratings because he’s a striker and he didn’t score, but we have no problem with confidence. We are in a good moment.
“We need all the players and to have them fit on the pitch. We have little injury problems. Milly [James Milner] was not able to be involved, Dejan [Lovren] was not planned to be, so just do the job and that is what the boys did all the time. We have only to make sure that we stay in the really interesting competition on top of the table.
“The message from today is that nobody gets rid of us, if we play as we play today. We had the perfect mixture of fighting the opponent, fighting the circumstances and playing football. That was really good and I liked it.”