The term ‘great character’ seemed to be thrown about far too often and far too easily during Brendan Rodgers’ time as Liverpool manager.
That hasn’t stopped Jurgen Klopp from praising his players in a similar way to his predecessor, though.
Klopp has addressed his side’s response to the setbacks they experienced during yesterday’s 4-2 win over Crystal Palace.
When discussing the sloppy goals his team conceded, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “You should not come in situations like this too often but we’re good enough to find a solution in situations like this. 2-0 would’ve been better for half-time than 3-2, but now everything is good.”
“Since I’ve been at Liverpool I’ve been happy with the character of my boys. That was never a question for me, but it’s still football and you cannot strike back every day.”
Though the reference to the side’s character brings back memories of less successful times under Rodgers, we can’t help but agree with it on this occasion.
We could have easily buckled yesterday and allowed Palace to make the most of the goals we gave away by taking control of us in the second half.
The very fact that we continued to fight in order to stop this from happening was perhaps as equally as impressive as some of our explosive attacking moves throughout the game.
Our ability to dictate the game for long periods of time at somewhere as hostile as Selhurst Park, cannot be overlooked.
Liverpool fans won’t shy from admitting that a trip to face Palace is a trip of uncertainty and nerves, which is why our dominance yesterday stands out as one of the most satisfying moments of our Premier League campaign so far this season.
The players knew the importance of winning yesterday, and that bodes extremely well as we move forward.