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Klopp happy for luck to play a part for Liverpool

Klopp happy for luck to play a part for Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino declared his Tottenham Hotspur side "heroes" after their late 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, having felt that his players had dominated the contest.

As the game entered stoppage time, Mohamed Salah headed a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross back across goal, and after a calamitous, panicky mix-up between Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld, the ball edged over the line.

With the game against Tottenham at 1-1 heading into the 90th minute it seemed like a pivotal moment in the title race, as Jurgen Klopp's side looked set to drop two points, and the psychological boost of a late victor can not really be quantified.

Among its remaining seven games, City still has to play a resurgent Manchester United and third-placed Tottenham. "It is important to understand the circumstances of the team, of the club, of course no excuse or justification, but you know, the most important is to feel that you dominate a team that is building to win the league and Champions League". You can't have Salah, Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mane scoring a hat-trick each every weekend, but that just isn't how football works.

"I feel like this season can be a big one - even though I had the same feeling a year ago and we struggled in a few competitions".

"What's next is Cardiff, so we'll prepare well, and go like a machine to win, to play, and try to win".

Being good isn't all it takes to win a championship, you need to be lucky too.

"The players are not stupid, about the fact we're trying something so hard to achieve". Until now it worked.

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"Liverpool have come an bad long way and given what they have done so far, I'd say Klopp should be Manager of the Year, even if he finishes second. We want it. We get used to situations, bit by bit, a bit better".

"There are three or four players and no-one talks about them".

"People say Liverpool are not playing well, the flair of last season has been lost, but none of that matters".

"But don't worry about City if you are Liverpool and vice versa". It is a shame we are not close.

"We are in the (Champions League) quarter-finals and we will fight with Man City to be in the semi-final".

"A game worthy of two great teams, worthy of the Premier League", Lucas Moura told ESPN Brasil.

"It's nearly normal because it's football, but we all know him as somebody who is very, very relaxed with the situation".