Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's comeback win against Leicester a 'big step'
Last Updated: 31/12/17 7:49am
Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool's come-from-behind win against Leicester was a "big step" forward for his side.
Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead in just the third minute at Anfield, but Mohamed Salah scored twice in the second half to secure a 2-1 win.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions, and Klopp told Sky Sports: "Our reaction to going 1-0 down was the best reaction we have showed, it was a big step and the mentality was fantastic today.
"The crowd were fantastic and helped us a lot. It can happen at Anfield that people are not that patient but today they saw that the team tried everything so it was one of the best atmospheres we have had so far, and we needed it.
"This game was pretty much perfect apart from the situation around the first goal."
The first goal was scored by Vardy after Joel Matip's pass out of defence was cut out by Vicente Iborra.
But Salah came to the rescue for the Reds, recovering from two missed chances in the first half to score twice and take his tally to 17 for the season in the Premier League.
"He will never stop," said Klopp, who also confirmed in his post-match press conference that Salah was limping after being taken off and is a doubt to face Burnley on Monday.
"He had the two biggest chances in the first half and missed. That is how life and football. Staying in the game is the real deal and I am really happy for him."
Reflecting on the game, Klopp added: "The team as a group were fantastic tonight. I loved [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on and being so lively and in the game immediately, really spot on, that was fantastic, Gini Wjnaldum the same, and Ragnar Klavan got a knock [after coming on]…It was just a really good team performance and a well-deserved win."
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