Two late goals ensure a victory for Liverpool FC in the English Premier League that was no longer believed possible. Coach Jürgen Klopp is proud of his team.
After Liverpool’s successful comeback against Newcastle United with a man down, Jürgen Klopp was very impressed.
“In my more than 1000 games as a coach, I’ve never seen a game like this,” said the former coach of Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and FSV Mainz 05: “That’s the truth. With ten men in such an atmosphere against such an opponent – I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened yet.”
Red card against van Dijk “exaggerated”
Newcastle’s striker Anthony Gordon initially gave the hosts the lead in Liverpool’s 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday (25th minute). Three minutes later, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk saw the red card after an emergency brake. Substitute Darwin Núñez (81st and 90th + 3) ensured a successful comeback for the Reds, who were outnumbered.
“These moments are rare and super special,” said Klopp: “I think the boys deserve it. We played better with ten men. It was obviously wild.” The coach thought the red card against his captain van Dijk was exaggerated, “but what can I say? The decision was made and I can’t change it”.
Liverpool are unbeaten after three league games and have seven points.
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