Klopp: West Brom draw would have been a joke.



Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool deserved the three points after their 2-1 win over West Brom on Saturday.

The Reds bounced back to winning ways yesterday after the goalless draw against arch rivals Manchester United on Monday.


Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho scored a goal each to give Liverpool a comfortable lead at halftime, but Gareth McAuley's strike following a corner with nine minutes to go denied Liverpool the chance of going top of the Premier League table.

However, Klopp was pleased the Baggies didn't seal an equaliser as it would have been "a joke".

"I'm happy with the performance of my team, it's unbelievably difficult against West Brom because there are so many balls in the air," he told BT Sport.

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"From set pieces they are dangerous but it would have been a joke if we drew today.

"[West Brom's Salomon] Rondon is so strong and when he can't get the ball he tries to get a free-kick.

"It was a big challenge for us to stay cool and stay concentrated and the goals, especially the second, we made because of pressure on the goalkeeper.

"All these things are so important and playing football is 95 minutes and it's good, what can I say!

"The chances we had are from counter-attacks and the offensive boys and our full-backs are pushing up and trying to be involved.


"Emre [Can], Roberto [Firmino] had big chances but [Ben] Foster made two fantastic saves so that's another part of the truth. You have to create chances to score goals and on another day when we need them, we will score."


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