Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his players for their reaction to not being allowed a goal when they came back to be beaten wolves 2-0 at Anfield.
Darwin Nunez thought he had made the breakthrough in the 66th minute by simply passing Jose Sa to the VAR to advise the referee. Paul Tierney To view the courtside monitor for a foul by Diogo Jota.
However, they survived this setback to take the lead within seven minutes, with Virgil van Dijk nodding at close range earlier. Mohammed Salah He made it six years in a row at the club, where he reached this milestone, scoring his 20th goal of the season.
The win – and the fourth consecutive clean page in the Premier League – propelled the Reds to sixth place at the table, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.
“I thought the whole story of the game was important to us. I think we did a lot of good things in the first half, we played the way we should have played,” Klopp said.
“We didn’t create that clear, the best was probably Harvey Elliott’s missed header.
“In the second half, we increased the pressure around the goal, which was already not allowed, and that sort of thing.
“I think you’ve all seen the (not allowed) goal a few times before and when you see it in slow motion then you see the contact, but I still think it was a goal – but that doesn’t matter anymore.
“There is no duplication of the players, and for them, of course, this is a clear goal. Then you have to react.
“I wasn’t worried but of course you watch how the kids react – and the reaction was really good.
“Then you push the goal and then the second goal was an outstanding game – it was a really good counterattack, every pass was perfect.
“Then we checked again. So it was a good performance for us and it was really important.
“And of course it’s still a clean slate, which is extremely helpful. All that’s good for us, all good.”
The Wolves had only one shot on target and boss Julen Lopetegui admitted that his team didn’t deserve anything from the game.
“It was frustrating that we didn’t get anything from here but we didn’t deserve anything,” he said.
“Maybe in the first half, but in the second half we couldn’t keep the rhythm and of course it was more difficult when they scored.
“We lost a game – it’s a shame but we have to change our mindset very quickly because we have another important game in three days (Tottenham at home). But it was not a good match for us.”