Watch: Jurgen Klopp delivers his verdict on Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

LFC Globe
3rd November 2019
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits his side made it difficult for themselves as they came from behind to beat on Saturday.

Villa took the lead in the first half as an unmarked Trezeguet got on the end of John McGinn's set-piece to slot comfortably after a jaded start from the visitors.

The Reds pushed on for an equaliser but kept finding themselves short, with the boss bringing on , Divock Oirgi and Naby Keita as he looked to change the balance of the game.

Their persistence paid off in the final minutes of normal time as lunged into the box and headed home Sadio Mane's excellent lofted cross towards the far post.

Liverpool completed their comeback in injury time as Mane glanced 's corner at the near post into the back of the net to give the Reds all three points.

Asked about his emotions after Mane's winning goal, Klopp said: “It's the best possible [feeling] in football. It's really satisfying.

“We still have to learn and improve and sometimes you have to get knocks and we got knocks. For little mistakes we got knocks but in the moment we could sort it.

“It's not that we didn't deserve to , I'm fine with the performance but there were moments I didn't like.

“We made it difficult for ourselves. We started playing football well but not exactly how we should have. Aston Villa were ready for a proper fight and a proper battle.

Sadio Mane

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“We conceded a goal and it's not so easy to change this wrong path immediately.

“When you watch the game one team deserved to win and it's us. I can imagine how bad Aston Villa will feel, with all they did they will have deserved something.”

The Reds boss was also critical of VAR, which adjudged to score a disallowed goal in the first half.

“Managers get sacked for losing football games but I don't want to make it bigger than it is. I don't think anyone is doing it on purpose. At the end we need to sort a couple of things,” he added.

The Reds are up next against in the at before hosting in a huge clash next weekend.

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