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Klopp insists that Liverpool on right track

Liverpool’s winless streak ended with thin win

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Leicester: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side are thriving, despite the pressure they faced during a recent four-game winless streak that was ended with a 3-2 victory at Leicester City on Saturday.

Klopp’s side have come in for criticism at both ends of the pitch as a misfiring attack has failed to take its chances while a leaky defence has struggled to keep a clean sheet.

Goals from Mohammad Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson solved one of those problems as the Reds won at Leicester.

But a match Liverpool threatened to dominate when they lead 2-0 turned into a nail-biting finish as their defence conceded goals to Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy.

And they could have been forced to settle for a draw but for the heroics of Simon Mignolet, who gave away a penalty but redeemed himself by denying Vardy from the spot.

Klopp said: “I thought we were deserved winners. It’s a good day. I loved how we fought for the result. It could have been clearer, but after a few games without a win you have to fight back.

“We feel we are in a really good way but we have to show it with results so everybody can see it. You could see it at 2-0 up the game looked a bit different, we wanted to manage it, but it was too early and we were in the wrong spaces.

“I know about pressure, I have actually had pressure all my life for different reasons.

“Pressure, when it is the right pressure, always helps. We want to be successful, this quality we have is a response to being under pressure. After a few games without the right result we have to fight back and that’s what we did.

“We are in a good way because we are playing good football. Yes, we still have problems defensively but every line-up concedes goals.

“We love to work together and have a fantastic atmosphere at Melwood. We all want to be successful together.”