Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his sides performance after Liverpool made it a club-record 17 straight Premier League wins, by beating Leicester City 2-1 today at Anfield.
Reds attacker Sadio Mane put the home side ahead after 40 minutes, taking advantage of some lax defending by Jonny Evans to latch onto a James Milner through ball and finish past Kasper Schmeichel.
Brendan Rodgers highly-rated Leicester side would draw level with 10 minutes to go, setting up a grandstand finish, with the 22-year-old midfielder James Maddison’s strike squirming past Liverpool ‘keeper Adrian.
Both teams pushed on in hope of finding a winner, although it looked like Liverpool’s 16 game winning run in the Premier League was about to come to an end as the game entered injury time.
However, Klopp’s side were handed the chance to take all three points when Marc Albrighton was controversially adjudged to have taken down Mane in the box, and the ever-reliable James Milner duly obliged, stepping up and hitting home from the spot.
When James Milner scores in the Premier League, James Milner doesn't lose! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xOYIGbgLlJ
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Speaking after the game Klopp praised his side for their performance but also admitted that even the best sides need a bit of luck sometimes.
“It was a super game. We upped the tempo,” Klopp told BBC’s MOTD.
”The football we played was so important today. Leicester’s goal really stopped us but then we wanted to go forwards.
“The penalty was obviously a penalty. I am happy with how we played, we got the result, that is super. We knew it would probably happen, we knew we were going to fight for the win and we did.
”Without luck we cannot win the amount of games we have won but over the 90 minutes, we deserved it, we deserved the three points. James Milner held his nerve and that was superb.”
Liverpool win their 17th PL game in a row with a last-minute penalty
But Ayoze Perez was not happy at full-time! pic.twitter.com/8Taev1YP91
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 5, 2019