EPL: Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool's character after 1-0 win over Everton

Updated: Dec 21, 2016, 09:28 IST | AFP |

Jurgen Klopp finally had a reason to celebrate Christmas after Sadio Mane's dramatic 94th-minute goal saw his side move second in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory in the Merseyside derby at Everton

Liverpool players celebrate a goal against Everton during a Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Monday. Pic/AFP

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp finally had a reason to celebrate Christmas after Sadio Mane's dramatic 94th-minute goal saw his side move second in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory in the Merseyside derby at Everton on Monday.

The result hauled Klopp's team to within six points of leaders Chelsea heading into the holiday period, the perfect way for the club to prepare for their festivities. "I'm really happy," said Klopp, who was experiencing his first trip to Goodison Park. "We now have 37 points and that's good. It could have been 40-something but that's okay (they dropped five points recently against Bournemouth and West Ham after leading in both).

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

"We won't stop. We have a Christmas party and this is the first party we have had after a win! It's unbelievably close and difficult each week but it is still like this. You need to play your best and collect the points. The play of Everton was wild football. They were chasing us in the first half. We could have done better but it is really difficult to adapt to something like that. I am sure in two or three months we can react much better but today it was a little bit of a surprise and we couldn't handle it."

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