Jurgen Klopp praises 'best Anfield atmosphere' in West Brom draw

Jurgen Klopp was satisfied with Liverpool's draw after Divock Origi's injury-time equaliser against West Brom

Jurgen Klopp was happy with his side's "perfect finish" after Liverpool earned a late point against West Brom at Anfield on Sunday.

Divock Origi's stoppage-time goal saved a draw for the Reds after Craig Dawson's volley and Jonas Olsson's header had turned the Premier League game on its head following Jordan Henderson's opener.

Klopp admitted his side defended poorly from set-pieces as both West Brom goals came from corner kicks, but the Liverpool manager was content with the overall performance of his team, and praised the fans for producing the best atmosphere of his tenure so far.

Liverpool players celebrate after Divock Origi equaliser v West Brom, Premier League
Image: Liverpool players salute the fans after the final whistle

"I'm satisfied, because it was the perfect finish for this game," Klopp said. "One point was the minimum we deserved today. Two set plays I know, we knew about the quality, the boys tried to defend it but it's not easy.

"It was difficult, but we made a good game. We created chances, we created a perfect goal then we conceded these two, but at the end a draw I can live with.

"Maybe this was a very special moment for us to strike back in this way against such a team.

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"It was the best atmosphere since I've been here, it was great. People were disappointed or frustrated but they didn't let us feel it. They saw the lads tried everything.

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"We had a few moments where we were not good, but they were only set-plays. The guys next week will be only defending set-plays! If we can do this, maybe we can win."

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool is congratulated by Christian Benteke after scoring
Image: Jordan Henderson is congratulated by Christian Benteke

Origi's strike came in the sixth minute of eight added on after Dejan Lovren was carried off with a knee injury following a tackle from Craig Gardner.

The Reds defender required oxygen and a leg brace and appeared in serious discomfort, but Klopp hopes the injury will not be as bad as it looked.

"It's a hard situation, he hit him full, but we hope it's not too serious," Klopp continued. "It's a cut, and blue at this moment. We hope it's not too serious."

Divock Origi was happy with his injury-time equaliser

Despite the fortuitous nature of Origi's equaliser, Klopp was pleased with the forward's contribution. The Belgium international replaced the injured Lovren with just over 10 minutes to play, and followed his Capital One Cup hat-trick at Southampton with his first Premier League goal.

"He's in really good shape," Klopp continued. "To bring him into a game like this game, on the left wing, it was a good opportunity for him."

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