Jurgen Klopp delighted Liverpool have ‘new skill’ to win after narrow Brighton victory
The Premier League setback and FA Cup exit left the Reds needing a response at the Amex Stadium today.
And the travelling fans got it as Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty was enough to separate the sides.
Klopp said: ”It was very hard but that is how it is. It was a massive game today. Everyone knows how difficult it is to go to Brighton.
“I liked the performance. It wasn’t an opera of football but it was a really nice song”
“You have to be creative against a really good, organised side. It was a mature performance from my side. I really like that as this season it is quite a new skill and I’d like us to keep that.
“We learned from the first half and the second half was better. I liked the performance. It wasn’t an opera of football but it was a really nice song.
“It was clear that we had the ball a lot but it is really difficult. Chris Hughton is a smart fox! They close the space perfectly. It is really difficult to stay 100% for the whole game. It is a challenge but this is a proper football game which we won and I like that.
“We have to win each game. That is how it is. We are Liverpool and we have to win football games. That’s nothing new.
“You don’t want to draw games here but you have to work in each step of the game. Try to create and if you find a way then use it.
“The only thing I didn’t like was our second ball play. There were no clear clearances which would have helped.”
Liverpool are now seven points clear at the top of the table again.
And Manchester City will move to within four points of Liverpool again if they see off Wolves at the Etihad on Monday night (8pm).