Klopp: I didn’t see teams defend Vardy better than we did today. Apart from one chance, the way they played, Dejan and Virg did incredibly well. A lot of good things lead to a result usually. I don’t see we needed much luck, it was a penalty.
Klopp: Getting a point against Leicester would be success for 95% of teams. We had a difficult intense game on Wednesday and then we had Leicester. We started with 60 exceptional minutes. Energy level was incredible. Problem was we only scored one goal.
Klopp: There was going to be a moment when Leicester got some chances. We lost some balls. After they scored the game calmed down and we had the bigger chances, Virg’s header.
Klopp: We had a sensational counter-attack when Mo got knocked down. We had the penalty situation which was the penalty, we scored the goals. You need someone to hold your nerve and Millie did that after an impressive performance anyway.
Klopp: I wasn’t sure we would win at the end but I thought we wouldn’t lose. If winning eight games in a row was easy then other teams would have done it. It’s really difficult. The boys have belief because they have experienced it (late goals).
Klopp wasn’t happy with Choudhury’s tackle on Salah: I don’t have to be a football manager to know that could cause injury, I just need two eyes.
Klopp on Salah: That challenge, I really don’t understand it. How he can do it? The ball was far away. A player on full sprint to bring him down with no-one around, it was dangerous as hell. I don’t want to cause the boy any problems but he has to calm down, super player.
Klopp on Milner: I’ve no problem saying more positive things about him! Incredibly important, it was a super game, Millie. We changed the formation a bit to give the opponent (something to think about).
Klopp: Evans played a really good game but in speed-wise he can’t deal with Sadio. That’s what made the ball (from Milner) smart. That’s what makes Millie really special, he obviously prepared for the game.
Klopp: The atmosphere in the stadium was brilliant at 1-1. Everything was positive. Now the boys travel literally all over the world.
James Milner scored a 95th-minute penalty to extend Liverpool’s winning run to 17 Premier League matches in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Anfield. The Reds looked set to ease to victory after Sadio Mane marked his 100th league appearance for the club with his 50th goal five minutes before half-time, but Jurgen Klopp’s men missed chance after chance to extend their lead.
And Leicester, having scarcely threatened, struck through James Maddison with 10 minutes remaining. However, there was time for late drama as Mane won a penalty having been clipped by Marc Albrighton moments after Mohamed Salah hobbled off with an ankle issue, allowing Milner to net a last-gasp winner.