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‘Outstanding’ – Klopp ‘very proud’ as Liverpool win again in UCL

Jurgen Klopp lauded his Liverpool players as they put in an “outstanding” performance as they got the better of AC Milan on Tuesday night.

The Premier League side would have finished top of Group B no matter what the result was against AC Milan.

Ahead of this game, Liverpool had won all five of their group games as they sat on 15 points.

They had a chance to become the first English side in the history of the Champions League to take maximum points from their group.

Liverpool did just that as they came from behind to beat their Italian opponents. Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori gave Milan the lead early on.

But goals in either half from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi earned them their sixth group stage victory.

Atletico Madrid join them in the knockout stages, as they beat Porto 3-1 in Portugal to advance.

As quoted by BBC Sport, Klopp insisted after the win that he “could not be more proud” of his players:

“Very proud. Especially because of the sixth game to be honest. We chose that line-up because we wanted to win the game and we needed fresh legs. We needed desire to play this game which is difficult in this hectic schedule to always be on fire for the next game,” Klopp said

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“What the boys did tonight I could not be more proud. It was an incredible game. I am so happy. The performance was outstanding. Having 21 shots, so many situations where we played outstandingly well and defended passionately and well organised.”

On Nat Phillips’ turn in the box: “Yes! Situation of the game, eh? No he played an outstanding game.

“Alisson wanted to play desperately so that speaks a lot for him. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were exceptional and how much they help defensively was outstanding. This mix of fresh legs and then quality as well was really good. But Nat with that situation was obviously… *laughs*… yes, I am looking forward to seeing it again. We have already spoken about it in the dressing room. It was a ticky one!”

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