After beating Wolves, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp comments on the Anfield crowd and standout players
Liverpool held on to defeat Wolves 2-0 and cut the gap on the top four teams in the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp believes the Anfield crowd “proved a point” against Wolves.
With the controversial VAR ruling that resulted in a Darwin Nunez goal being disallowed, goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah in the second half were enough to propel the Reds up to sixth position in the standings, six points behind fourth-place Spurs with one game remaining.
Liverpool didn’t put up their best display, but a boisterous Anfield helped the Reds get the job done and secure a crucial three points.
Together with Ibrahima Konate, who was back in the lineup, Van Dijk played well at center back, while Fabinho, who has received much criticism this season, also stood out in midfield. After the game, Klopp expressed his delight at his team’s triumph.
He remarked of Van Dijk, “We all need that, and he needs that as well. It’s clearly a great shot in a challenging game for defenders. I thought we played well tonight and had a great overall game.
“I genuinely think the center backs and Fabinho together, how they covered that space, how they stopped the counterattacks, how they defended into midfield, which is really essential against a team that plays with one striker, I thought they did really well,” said the commentator. With Stefan and Harvey in the half-spaces, we often appeared to be in good possession. It was successful.
“I believe Anfield made a point once more tonight. It was quite enjoyable. We were all together, and it felt like a real team. I adore that, and we will need it once more on Sunday.