Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the character of his defensive players following a last gasp 1-2 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
The Reds clinched a dramatic three points at Turf Moor after Ragnar Klavan headed home in stoppage time to deny the Clarets a draw after
The late winner was created by the centre-back pairing of Dejan Lovren and Klavan who looked to have taken the spotlight away from new defensive signing Virgil van Dijk, but the quality and spirit of those in Liverpool's back-line was under no question from Klopp despite acquiring the Dutch defender.
Following the victory Klopp told the club's website: "I
On the day Van Dijk becomes a Liverpool player, Lovren assist Klavan for a last minute winner. I love football.— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) January 1, 2018
"We deserved the three points but a draw would have been absolutely OK as well and if we don’t score then even Burnley would have deserved it, it was just an open game.
"We were the lucky side, but – as I said – I am really happy about attitude, character and all that stuff. You need to win your average games, you need to win with your attitude on your not 100 per cent best days.
"Character-wise we were at 100 per cent, performance-wise I’ve seen us already better football playing… but who cares?"
Liverpool are now 16 games unbeaten across all competitions and are set to face rivals Everton in the FA Cup on Friday evening.