Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool’s win-by-any-means angle as they secured a “soiled three factors” at Wolves to shut on the highest 4.
Diogo Jota haunted his former membership with the winner at Molineux in first-half stoppage-time because the champions claimed solely their second Premier League win in eight video games.
The victory strikes Liverpool as much as sixth within the desk, 5 factors outdoors of the highest 4, and Klopp highlighted the importance of restoring the profitable feeling in his squad forward of a three-week worldwide break.
“It is all concerning the outcome,” he informed Sky Sports activities. “It was a giant battle. We received three soiled factors, and I am fantastic with that if that is what it takes to attempt to get again on observe.
“We had excellent moments the place we must always have completed higher offensively. Defensively the entire sport was actually good.
“I did not like the beginning; we weren’t energetic sufficient. However we improved rather a lot and defended effectively, and that was the principle goal right now.”
Jota marked his first return to Wolves since his summer time change to Anfield with the sport’s decisive purpose because the Portuguese turned solely the second participant after Stephen Hunt to attain each for and in opposition to Wolves within the Premier League.
Klopp added: “There have been loads of actually good soccer moments. The purpose we scored was stunning.
“I believed the goalie would have saved it however ultimately the ball goes in, which was necessary for us. We received the three factors, and every part was fantastic.
“It has been exhausting for the staff, however there was loads of excellent news tonight and, most necessary, we received the three factors. We wish to go into the [international] break with a constructive feeling and we’ve it.”
Carra: Liverpool must make top-four groups really feel nervous
Sky Sports activities’ Jamie Carragher on Monday Night time Soccer:
“It appears like there’s going to be an actual battle for the highest and relegation locations this season. At this second, I nonetheless do not imagine Liverpool will get into the highest 4 and can simply miss out.
“However once we speak concerning the groups on the backside and somebody has that little late run and makes the opposite groups really feel nervous – that is what Liverpool need to do in these subsequent couple of weeks. Make Leicester really feel nervous, make Chelsea really feel nervous with the positions they’re in proper now and virtually take this to the wire.
“All of the groups are taking part in one another and it is not possible for anybody to get most factors as a result of there’s that many groups concerned on this race for the highest 4.
“It was a large outcome for Liverpool tonight when it comes to potential prime 4 as a result of loads of groups round that place misplaced factors on the weekend.
“They’ve put themselves into sixth, there’s nonetheless a option to go, however there’s nonetheless loads of video games to go. That is what Liverpool must do – be ready the place they’ll leap if somebody makes a mistake.”
Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was aware after being knocked out in a sickening late collision.
The goalkeeper wanted 14 minutes of therapy on the pitch and oxygen following an unintentional collision with team-mate Conor Coady late on.
Patricio was carried off on a stretcher in worrying scenes which introduced again distressing recollections for Wolves, who stay with out striker Raul Jimenez after he fractured his cranium in a conflict of heads at Arsenal in November.
“He’s OK, he’s awake, he’s aware,” Nuno stated. “He is talking and remembers what occurred. He’s in good palms, he’s being assessed by the medical doctors.
“You need to take the precise precautions, however he’s OK. It was a collision with the knee of Coady, a giant knock to his head however he’s OK.
“We’ve got to attend (earlier than figuring out whether or not he’ll miss video games) and the next hours are necessary, he’s going to be with the medical doctors, and we’ve to attend for what’s taking place. These conditions can occur, even in a traditional state of affairs of the sport.”
On Wolves’ efficiency, Nuno added: “We performed a superb sport, we competed effectively. We must always do higher with the ultimate contact and remaining passes, however there was a superb angle and we fought till the tip. They competed and gave every part they’d.
“It’s extremely troublesome to play in opposition to Liverpool as a result of they’ve hazard of pace, so we all the time need to be balanced. However on the similar time, we can recuperate the ball and take some dangers. The outcome was not good, however the angle was unbelievable.
“It is the identical goal for the season that we all the time have: enchancment, competing effectively, attempting to regulate some issues. There are nonetheless loads of video games to performed, loads of soccer to be performed so competing, bettering and brought us to the tip in a great way.”