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Klopp happy Liverpool didn’t slip against RB Leipzig as doubters expected

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has shared excitement that his team didn’t lose their Champions League game against German opposition, RB Leipzig.

The Reds ended a three-game winless run with 2-0 victory over Leipzig in Budapest thanks to goals from Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane.

With five defeats out of their last seven games in all competitions, conceding 14 goals along the way, Klopp admitted doubters wanted his side to slip again but they proved them wrong.

In a post-match conferece Klopp told BT Sport: “You can’t build mentality giants in one game – tonight we were good and we deserved to win but it’s only the first leg. A lot of people were waiting for us to slip again and tonight we didn’t. I’m really happy.

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“We were really good for two years and this year we’ve had some problems. It’s absolutely normal that the talk started, it’s absolutely normal, it’s fine. A lot of people would have expected us to slip again just because of the situation we’re in and we didn’t. That’s what I’m really happy about.”

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“Leipzig can be a real monster. The way they play in the Bundesliga, they overrun teams and can be really physical, they are good at everything. Tonight we controlled them in an exceptional way – they had their moments due to their quality but we played a really good game. We got the result we deserved.

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“We defended situations really well when we won the ball and we found direction when we got the ball. The second goal is a really difficult ball for the defender to defend when the ball is arriving in this manner. You need a bit of luck but Sadio was there. For the first goal we pressed them really good and won the ball. On the whole, we defended really well, got good ball recoveries and executed attacking transitions.”

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