Klopp happy with ‘massive result’ against Newcastle but also concerned by Nunez injury
The Reds managed to get a comfortable win against Newcastle to end their 17-match unbeaten run.
boss Jurgen Klopp was overjoyed by the victory against Newcastle. He called the win “a massive result” but was also concerned about goalscorer Nunez’s injury ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s men managed to end Newcastle United’s 17-match unbeaten run. The Magpies last lost a game against Liverpool themselves back in August.
Goals from Darwin Nunez and Gakpo early on built a solid foundation for Liverpool. Then Newcastle went to 10 men in a bizarre fashion as goalkeeper Pope stopped Salah when he was clear on goal by touching the ball outside the box.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: "
Massive result, clean sheet, two wonderful goals, and space for improvement, obviously.
"Wonderful goals, the red card would have been a wonderful goal as well probably. If Pope doesn't get his hands on it, then Mo probably would have scored. I would have taken that [over the red card] to be honest.
"Against 10 men we didn't react particularly well, in that moment we still had momentum and it was difficult to get back, and Newcastle had nothing to lose anymore, we could see that.
"Top team, top character, they threw everything on the pitch and we gave them too many set pieces, and with set pieces it is not important how many players you have on the pitch.
"If we had scored a third, I think that would have been it, but we didn't so it was exciting until the end."
However, Klopp was concerned by the state ofDarwin Nunez
as he went off following a clash with Kieran Trippier.
"The most negative thing was that Darwin had to go off,"
"He would have come off anyway but then he had something with his shoulder and so we'll have to see how serious that is, hopefully not too much."
Liverpool are now only six points away from the fourth-placed Newcastle United. Klopp hopes that this win reminds his players of their capabilities.
"You need results. That's how it is,"
"The boys need to feel it as well, that if you do this and that then you have a good chance to be on the right side of the result... In the end I am really happy that we got over the line because so many things have happened to us this season, this time nothing really happened.
"We were not perfect but good enough to win the game and that's what we did."
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