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Liverpool FC news: ‘We’re equal now’ – Jurgen Klopp laughs off dubious Brighton penalty


Liverpool FC news: ‘We’re equal now’ – Jurgen Klopp laughs off dubious Brighton penalty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp managed to laugh off Brighton’s penalty as they beat their rivals 5-1 in the Premier League.

With the Reds already winning 3-0 a light push from Jordan Henderson on Shane Duffy saw referee Graham Scott award a dubious penalty, which Glenn Murray slotted away.

But having seen Simon Mignolet somehow avoid a red card in midweek, which helped them claim a victory against Stoke, the German boss conceded karma had been in effect at the Amex Stadium.

Klopp said: “If you win 5-1 it’s maybe the best day to get a penalty that is not a penalty. It’s not a penalty.

“Last week we were lucky with the situation around Simon Mignolet and we have been paid back immediately, so we are now equal again.

“It was unbelievable. I saw it and thought, ‘heh?’ Obviously he gave it and it made the game a little bit more exciting.”

And asked if he was satisfied with the win, Klopp: “Yeah, very.

“It was very difficult today. Since yesterday we knew we didn’t have enough proper centre-halves – they were ill and injured – and we had to be creative. I’m happy about how the boys adapted to it because it’s easy for a team to say ‘we’re not used to it’.

“It was difficult today because, I think, Brighton were quite surprised about our line up, and that’s normal, and they couldn’t quite cope with it.”



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