Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool win over Manchester United.

Klopp's Reds extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 16 points.


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed his delight at their 2-0 win over bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday.


Klopp's Reds extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 16 points after goals from Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah downed the Red Devils at Anfield.


Speaking to Sky Sports after the victory over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, the German said: "It's a big relief, I was really happy with 85-90% of the game, we were brilliant. We dominated the game, especially in the first half. The energy they put on the pitch was incredible.


"On a normal day we would have scored three times in the first half and in the second half until 65 minutes we should have been more clear.



"But then United have obvious quality, played a bit more football and we had to defend. There we little mistakes here and there, we didn't use possession well enough and so the game stays open.


"Then we scored a wonderful, wonderful goal at the end, a really good feeling."

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The former Dortmund coach continued: "What a performance against an opponent with the quality of United, and the set up of United. Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] will say the same, they wanted to annoy us, distract our game, defend and counter attack. They had moments when they played football but not too often, the other moments it was difficult to create chances, but the manner we created chances was exceptional."


On the Liverpool fans singing 'we're gonna win the league,' he replied: "They can sing that, they have sung that a couple of times in the past I think. l have no problem with that. Everyone should celebrate the situation, apart from us. Nothing has changed, we have the same situation plus three points. I will tell you immediately the moment if it feels different, at the moment it doesn't.


Man Utd manager reflects on his side's loss to Liverpool.


"I have no idea whether we will be caught or not, I don't care. First and foremost it's the Premier League. We play Wolves on Thursday, it's our next exceptional challenge. I don't have enough space in my brain to contemplate anything else."


The triumph today was Klopp's 150th win in all competitions as Liverpool manager.


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