Klopp ignoring Liverpool's lead at the top

Klopp ignoring Liverpool's lead at the top

Klopp ignoring Liverpool's lead at the top

Jurgen Klopp wasn't too happy with Brighton and Hove Albion after Liverpool's narrow 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling's 22nd-minute strike was quickly cancelled out by Jetro Willems but when Kevin de Bruyne's sledgehammer shot restored their lead late on it seemed the points were in the bag before Liverpool player Jonjo Shelvey's superb curling effort left them frustrated.

Klopp added on Alisson's red card, which means that he will sit out a Merseyside derby date with Everton on Wednesday: "I think it was handball but I haven't seen it".

Dele Alli also scored twice and looked more like his own self as Tottenham continued their winning run under Jose Mourinho with a 3-2 win at home to Bournemouth. We kept on fighting and Adrian, especially, helped us a lot with two really, really good saves and crosses he caught... although with his cold feet he obviously couldn't [kick] the ball as far as he wanted.

First-choice keeper Alisson was sent off for deliberate hand ball on 78 minutes, meaning Adrian came on for the subsequent free kick. Harry Wilson netted twice late on but Spurs held on for a win that lifted them to fifth, having been 14th when Mourinho took over. In fact they have it in bundles, but they just don't have it as much as Liverpool do. There was no offside and then it is a tricky situation. Even the goal kicks are hard with cold feet!

"I felt that the boys were a little exhausted after playing a high intensity match, but we had the chance to score the fourth goal, but then in the Premier League, the match is still alive", said Mourinho.

Dunk glanced just wide after the break from a Pascal Gross corner, before the defender himself made three vital blocks at the other end within two minutes to keep Brighton in the game.

Liverpool narrowly missed out on the title last season but a blistering start to the new campaign, in which they have won 12 of their first 13 league matches, has restored hope of a first top-flight triumph since 1990.

"People told me tonight already that we are 11 points ahead but Leicester play on Sunday, so it still could be eight". But the club have enjoyed a dream weekend where they have now extended that lead to 11 points and surely no team is catching them up now?

"Every time we go on the pitch to play a cup game, a league game or a Champions League games, we will give everything to win".

"Results-wise it is an incredible period but we don't think about the last 14 games, we have to think about the next one, which is Everton and a big one".

If Leicester do win they would go 2nd in the league and climb onto 32 points and would cut Liverpool's lead to 32.

Crystal Palace won their first victory in six games with a 2-0 win at Burnley and Southampton came from behind to beat fellow Watford 2-1.

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