Jurgen Klopp gambled by making nine changes to his side in the Premier League decisive game on Tuesday in Southampton, but the Liverpool manager was impressed with his players from the sidelines after their 2-1 victory saved the title race.
The victory led Liverpool to the points of the leader of “Manchester City” before the final round of matches on Sunday.
Klopp, already without Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dyck due to injury, made a number of changes to the squad that beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final on Sunday. “After nine shifts, if it didn’t work out, it was my responsibility, now it turned out that it’s the boys’ responsibility. I thought they did exceptionally well, ”Klopp said. “I’m so happy with the performance that it was a little touching. It’s like having a Ferrari in the garage. “
Takumi Minamino, one of the players involved, canceled Nathan Redmond’s early shot when Liverpool came out behind to win.
“What Takumi doesn’t play more often is that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is in great shape and not very often on the team, Harvey (Elliot) didn’t play long, Curtis (Jones) I play long and all these guys deliver “It’s unbelievable,” added Klopp.
Liverpool, who are chasing four trophies, host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, and City – Aston Villa.