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Klopp so proud as Liverpool pile pressure on City

 

All smiles: Jurgen Klopp
All smiles: Jurgen Klopp

By Carl Markham

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was proud of his side's Premier League title charge after a huge 3-1 win at Southampton last night.

Mohamed Salah ended his goal drought in sensational style as Liverpool reclaimed top spot.

Egyptian forward Salah ran from inside his own half to find the net for the first time in nine games, 10 minutes from time, to help the title-chasing Reds move two points ahead of rivals Manchester City.

Substitute Jordan Henderson tapped home a late third to seal the success after Naby Keita's first goal in English football cancelled out Shane Long's early opener for the in-form hosts.

Klopp said: "I'm really, really happy about the performance and the game because we knew it was difficult for us, so that was good. Winning here is not easy but we did it - really good.

"We had a few performances not on top level but we were always in the game, it's not about that, it's really about fighting.

"People want us to play like City, we are not able to do that, why should we do it? We have our way to play football, it's a nice way and a really good way.

"I'm really proud of what the boys did tonight, it's incredible."

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