Jurgen Klopp “could not be prouder” of Liverpool after their 1-0 victory over Napoli. “They had no real key for us.”
The high pressing game proved decisive in the Champions League showdown with a Mohamed Salah goal, but Alisson Becker also made a last-gasp save on Arkadiusz Milik.
“Wow, what a game. I am not sure a manager could be prouder of a team than I am,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“The only good thing about the first game at Napoli was that we were our ugly brothers and it wasn't us at all. Today, we had an opportunity to show more than we did in Italy and the boys played an outstanding game.
“The way we pressed them meant they had to change their game and they had no real key for us.
“Mo Salah scored an unbelievable goal and I have no idea how Alisson made a save like this, it was amazing. We could have scored more, but the last chance Sadio Mane had made no difference in the standings. It was wild and there were lots of counter-attacks, but we were ready for that. That is Anfield live and in colour.
“UEFA probably thought they could continue the competition without Liverpool, but not yet. I said if we went out, it wouldn't have been tonight, it would have been in Napoli when we deserved to lose, but tonight we deserved to win.”