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Klopp thrilled as Liverpool wins with ‘Anfield live and in color’

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Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp gestures during the Champions League Group C soccer match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)


Jurgen Klopp is extremely pleased with his Liverpool side following a 1-0 defeat of Napoli which sent them into the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

“Wow, what a game,” he said. “I am not sure a manager could be prouder of a team than I am.”

[ RECAP: Liverpool 1-0 Napoli ]

The Reds had chance after chance to add to their Mohamed Salah (and David Ospina) inspired lead, but failed to find a second goal and survived a frantic Napoli charge through stout defending and an outstanding Alisson Becker save (watch at bottom) on Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time.

From the BBC:

“I have no idea how Alisson made a save like this, it was amazing,” Klopp said. “It was wild and there were lots of counter attacks but we were ready for that. That is Anfield live and in color. ... UEFA probably thought they could continue the competition without Liverpool, but not yet.”

Now Liverpool prepares for a Premier League visit from Manchester United on Sunday as it begins its first weekend as table leaders.

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