Jurgen Klopp’s sole focus is on Liverpool after his side defeated Brighton 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to go 7 points clear at the top of the league, at least until Manchester City take on Wolves on Monday.
The Reds boss was asked about how important the win was in the context of the defeat his side took against City, and this is what he had to say, “Not because of Man City, to be honest, it’s just important.”
“If you fall from the horse, the best thing to do is go immediately back on it.” Klopp continued. “It’s good and important but we didn’t make a big fuss of the two defeats, to be honest. Especially the City game was an open game and you cannot a week later, only because you lose then against Wolverhampton and your manager makes 10 changes or whatever, start talking about losing football games or whatever. We never really speak about the games before, we concentrate on the game.”
“We knew it was really difficult to take all three points here.” Jurgen said. “I’m completely happy even with the way we did it because I saw pretty early in the game that it was a harsh one, really tough that we would come through. The scoring momentum we didn’t have today. The creating was OK but finishing, we were not at our best. All the rest – defending and all that stuff – was really good and so we deserved the three points.”
The media does what the media does, and when the best team in the country loses two straight games, albeit in two separate competitions, there will be chatter about the team’s resilience or whatever. Well, at least we can put that to rest. Jurgen Klopp has not lost back-to-back league games since he’s been the Liverpool boss.