Jurgen Klopp has been having the final word on the Swansea vs Liverpool clash in South Wales this weekend.
We won 2-1, but only after a miserable first half performance was vanquished by a much better second half showing. We went into the break a goal down, but a header from Firmino and a late penalty from Milner was enough to give us what is quickly looking like a vital early-season three points.
Klopp says that he knew work needed to be done at half-time, but it would only work if the players had “open ears” and took on board everything he said.
“I cannot change a lot in a game. Half-time, I can change a lot, but only when the players have open ears. They have, so that’s good,” he said (official site)
“It’s very important that on not brilliant performance days that you are still able to win. It’s very important, always, because I have two hands and I’m pretty sure I have enough fingers to count the brilliant games in this season. It was very important that we showed the reaction in the second half.”
The players responded magnificently, and in the second 45 there only ever looked like there would be one winner.
The result moved us up to third, two behind leaders Man City and one behind Spurs in second. Spurs beat Man City 2-0 earlier today.
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