“We could talk about football tonight, we could talk purely about showing real heart, showing real passion and showing real desire. It was just brilliant,” Klopp gushed.
We’re going into the final day with a chance to win the league. Thank you Jurgen Klopp pic.twitter.com/Z0IHNUN7UQ
— . (@ThoseScouseLads) May 4, 2019
After going ahead twice in the game thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold assists for a Virgil van Dijk header and a finish from Mo Salah, Newcastle it back on both occasions to keep the game at 2-2.
Then, with Salah forced off with a head injury in the second half, Divock Origi replaced him and headed in another late winner in the 86th minute when we looked to be heading for a draw.
“So crucial. What can I say?” Klopp asked rhetorically. “It is just brilliant, it is like a fairy tale. You can say whatever you want about me – they don’t play often enough, Shaqiri not often enough. I make this decision. It is great that they do it, I love it. That was really a big moment.”
Two of the German’s substitutes combined for the match-winner as the Van Dijk-instructed Shaqiri whipped in an in-swinger for Origi to glance his effort into the Newcastle net.
FT: Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s men simply will not lie down.
What character. What drama. What a game.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 4, 2019
It was a never say die performance from the Reds who kept hunting for that winning goal and then held on for eight minutes of stoppage time after the Salah injury had halted proceedings.
“I accepted long ago that we do everything, absolutely everything, the boys throw whatever they have on the pitch, so that means whether we are champion or not, it is destiny. We do everything and we cannot do more – can you get more than 94 points?
“The boys showed in each second they really wanted to win it. We knew what we had to do and the boys did it in a very difficult game.
“The boys, again, were ready to face it, ready to deal with it and that’s brilliant.”
These crucial three points put us back on top of the table and ensured that the title race will go right down to the last day of the season, whatver happens in Manchester City’s Monday night game with Leicester.