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Liverpool boss Klopp on what made the difference against Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp's side bounced back from Saturday's home loss to Leeds United and ended Napoli's unbeaten 21-game run.

Jurgen Klopp explained what made the difference against Napoli [GETTY]
Jurgen Klopp explained what made the difference against Napoli [GETTY]

Manager Jurgen Klopp says 'being compact makes all the difference' after Liverpool sealed a 'reaction' win over Napoli at Anfield in the Champions League on Wednesday afternoon.

The Reds brought Napoli's Champions League winning run to an end with a 2-0 win on Merseyside, thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez.

The Premier League giants had already qualified for the knockout stages and the win last night means they finish second in Group A, level on points with Serie A giants Napoli [only behind on head-to-head finish].

Being compact makes all the difference.

Klopp told BT Sport: "I would have really enjoyed the game even without the goals. We showed tonight a reaction. Being compact makes all the difference. We have challenges in the right place and are difficult to play against. You see what Napoli are able to do in the moment. It was a really good game for us.

"Lot of courage and bravery. Going into challenges and making a fight of it. Two set-pieces bring us the points and 15 points in a Champions League group is insane.

"You can only recover the ball quickly when you lose it. They are a football playing side. You need to be compact. In the first game with Napoli we were too wide and did not react to what they did. That was much better tonight.

"I heard it was some technical issues [for the delay on VAR for the first goal]. It is tough but in the end it is good for us. Three times in our direction. I did not see the first goal. After a long time they seem to have made the right call."

Result gives Liverpool more confidence

Goalscorer Mohamed Salah believes the victory will act as a real boost to morale for the Reds

"To win against one of the best teams in the world is the best feeling," Salah added. "We have to carry it on, it's a good result which will give us more confidence for in the cup and league."

On the long VAR wait: "Honestly I didn't know it was my goal because the ball was in. Thanks for confirming that!

"Anyone can score, the most important thing is the team. I think it's important that we won today. We played a good game, we were quicker on the ball and recovered the ball quick too.

"We aren't doing great in the league, but this will push us and then hopefully we can win more."

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