Klopp delighted with Liverpool’s “mature performance” against Brighton.

Reds’ boss pleased with his side's’ all round display at Brighton.

Mo Salah celebrates his winning goal against Brighton. (Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool bounced back to winning ways after a 1-0 triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion and after the match Jurgen Klopp said it was “a massive” win.  The German is delighted his Reds are now seven points clear (at least till Monday when Man City take on Wolverhampton) at the top of the Premier League table.

The win came following defeats to title rivals Manchester City last week and Wolverhampton in the FA Cup.

Mohamed Salah’s 50th-minute penalty - his 14th Premier League goal of the season - proved the difference and Klopp heaped praise on his side’s “mature performance”.

"It was very hard earned and that's how it is. A massive, massive game," Klopp said as the Guardian quoted. "Everyone knows how difficult it is to go to Brighton.

Salah's goal the difference at Brighton. (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

"You have to be creative against a really good organised side with the counter-attack threat in your mind – plus the long balls that are always 50 per cent situations.

"It was a really mature performance from my side. This season that is a new skill and we have to keep that.

"The second half was much better. We learned from the first half. So I like the performance.

"It's not an opera of football but it’s still a really nice song."

Klopp played down Liverpool's seven point lead at the top of the table.

"It means nothing. We take all the points we can. We have 57 now – that's the situation and that's cool," he added.

"We all know the difference will be tomorrow and on Monday night. We can only win our games."

Photographs: The photographs on the site are not owned by Think Football Ideas and we do not claim ownership of these images by any means. All the images are the sole property of their respective owners. 


A huge thanks to Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Getty Images, Reuters, Action Images, PA Sport, and Marca.

        Advertise With Us