Jurgen Klopp reflects on Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Chelsea
Jurgen Klopp feels that Liverpool were fully deserving of the three points after their 3-1 win at Chelsea on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp insisted that Liverpool were fully deserving of the three points after watching his side come from behind to secure a thrilling 3-1 win at Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.
Liverpool fell behind in the fourth minute at Stamford Bridge when Ramires headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.
However, the Reds grew into the game gradually and equalised on the stroke of half-time when Philippe Coutinho fired a superb left-footed shot past Asmir Begovic.
Coutinho then made it 2-1 when he drilled home a low effort in the 74th minute, and Liverpool substitute Christian Benteke made the points secure with an accurate finish.
The result – Klopp’s first Premier League win in charge of Liverpool – hoisted the Reds up to seventh place in the table.
And the German was thrilled with the manner of his side’s display against the west London side, who slumped to their sixth defeat of the season in 11 top-flight games.
Klopp told his post-match news conference: “We had not the best start, that’s the truth. We had our moments, our build up with short passes was very good. They tried to make pressure but we could play in the spaces in between.
“We had control of these situations. We made a goal and deserved the draw at half time. The second half was open and we made our goals at perfect moments for us.
“I feel it’s deserved. We have worked hard but it’s normal if you want to win in Chelsea.”