Klopp hails Liverpool’s ‘special’ comeback at Burnley
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool didn’t leave it late this time, but still overcame a scare in a match they were expected to win on Wednesday at Turf Moor.
[ RECAP: Burnley 1-3 Liverpool ]
The Reds attack came back from a 1-0 deficit to top Burnley 3-1 and stay within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
“Reacting like we reacted at a tough place like Turf Moor and Burnley, that’s special,” Klopp said. “It’s really good.”
Klopp kept Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah on the bench to start the game, but called upon the Brazilian and the Egyptian 11 minutes after Jack Cork opened the scoring.
Firmino scored on his first touch, and James Milner joined Xherdan Shaqiri in locking up the three points.
“Burnley had a specific plan, to be really aggressive in their challenges and stuff like that, so each ball they won, even if it was a throw-in for us, helped them and obviously didn’t help us mood-wise,” Klopp said. “So I was really happy we could just adjust a few tactical things [at half-time], but I told the players I shouted a lot in the first half but I wasn’t angry.”
The Reds head to Bournemouth on Saturday before a monumental visit from Napoli on Tuesday which will decide their UEFA Champions League knockout round fate.