Date Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:05 AM
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool can only beat Manchester City with full focus and defense focus after his team beat Pep Guardiola's men 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday.
Leicester, eight points behind, are now Liverpool's closest opponents after City's miserable Anfield race – a win in 29 visits – continued in a game that made Guardiola furious with some controversial VAR calls.
Fabinho could not have scored his first goal since December better with the six-minute opening game, with City still defending Trent Alexander-Arnold's handball in the other area, and Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane left the game out of sight. a late consolation for Bernardo Silva.
"They were good," Klopp told BBC Sport. "Ah, they were good and we had to defend with everything we had, but we scored incredible goals.
“It was so hard to play, the intensity of the game was so clear. It was all worth it, really great. They pass the ball off, Sterling. How good have we defended him so far? Because you saw what happens when we no longer defend it.
“The boys were completely focused and focused. It was so good. It's the only way to beat City, maybe other teams can do it differently, but it's the only way to beat them. "
When asked if he was calm for the first goal, Klopp said: “The problem was VAR. I saw the discussions before the first goal and was just waiting. It's not the same anymore, but no problem. I can celebrate tonight.
"All games against City were like this, except last season's home game. That was more controlled. This wasn't the prettiest and most controlled, but it was very lively, I like that."