Klopp blames WIND for Liverpool struggling in 1-0 Norwich victory as he greets the resilience of stars
Jurgen Klopp greets the ‘exceptional’ mentality of his Liverpool stars, while the Reds boss blames WIND for Norwich struggles despite another win
- Jurgen Klopp was proud of the mental strength of his Liverpool side against Norwich
- Sadio Mane’s goal was the difference when the Reds fought the Canary Islands 1-0
- Klopp blamed the wind for their first half fight against the bottom
Jurgen Klopp believes the wind was blocking Liverpool against Norwich on Saturday, with the Reds boss saluting the resilience of his side after fighting the win amid Storm Dennis.
The Premier League leaders extended their lead at the top to 25 points after substitute Sadio Mane produced a moment of magic to fire in, further harming the hope of survival of the Canary Islands.
It is not the first time that Klopp was quickly blamed for the weather after the game, after being mocked for making similar comments after a 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park last season.
Jurgen Klopp blamed the wind for Liverpool’s slow start against Norwich on Saturday
Sadio Mane earned the Premier League leaders a 1-0 win despite the tough circumstances
“It was a difficult game for many reasons: wind, the opponent, the organization of the opponent and the way we played in the first half,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“The mentality of the boys is absolutely exceptional, I saw it on all their faces.
“Nobody was nervous, we didn’t like the game, but you could see we enjoyed it more and more.”
The result was a new milestone for the Reds, as Mane’s 100th Premier League goal made sure that bitter rivals could no longer catch Manchester United Liverpool mathematically this season, despite the Old Trafford side still having 13 games to play.
Liverpool travels to Atletico Madrid mid-week, preparing to resume their Champions League defense.
The Reds had to scrape to beat the bottom of the competition, but kept their win streak alive
Klopp was proud of the mentality of his players as they fought through an organized Norwich