'We deserve the three points': Klopp praises Liverpool's resilience in 'tricky' victory over Nottingham Forest
Jurgen Klopp was glad to witness his Liverpool team bouncing back from obstacles during their eventful victory against Nottingham Forest.
Following a scoreless first half at Anfield, Diogo Jota netted twice sandwiched between a goal by Neco Williams, a former Liverpool defender. However, Morgan Gibbs-White managed to even the score for the visitors.
However, Nottingham Forest was unable to maintain the draw, which would have been a significant point in their effort to survive in the Premier League, as Mohamed Salah scored with 20 minutes left on the clock. Liverpool managed to cling on to their lead and secured a 3-2 triumph.
The Reds have had a difficult season, currently sitting in seventh place in the table, but Klopp was impressed with his team's ability to bounce back when they were under pressure in both instances.
“Finally we reacted in the right way, that’s important,” Klopp told BBC Sport.
“I would like to say we did that the whole season - that’s not true. We’ve dealt with blows in a game not always in a perfect way.
“Today it was good. Body language I liked, players stayed on track. We didn’t need a long time to react, the goals came pretty quick after we conceded. That’s helpful.”
Liverpool is currently six points behind the teams in the Champions League places and has already played one more game than Newcastle in fourth. It appears that they will not be part of Europe's elite competition next season, which would be the first time since 2016.
Klopp emphasized that he is not considering a late surge towards fourth place since Liverpool would have to depend on numerous other outcomes to go their way.
“Top four at the moment, we have nothing to do,” Klopp said.
“For us, the three options is no European football, Conference League or Europa League. That’s the two things we can fight. The rest we have no influence. If the teams above us win everything, then we just watch.”