EPL: Scoring after 98 minutes best way to win game – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 2-1 win


Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has backed his team’s controversial 2-1 Premier League win over Newcastle on Wednesday.

He also named youngster, Harvey Elliott as ‘the best player on the pitch’ during the dramatic victory.

The referee added 5 minutes of stoppage time but waited until the 99th, after Liverpool had gotten the win, to end the game, generating a lot of comments on social media.

The Red looked set to drop at least two points at home to Newcastle after new £60m striker Alexander Isak put the visitors ahead shortly before half-time.

But Roberto Firmino scored his third goal of the season to equalise at Anfield and Fabio Carvalho’s 98th minute effort gave the home side all three points.

“This is the best way to win a football game. I think that we scored after 90+8 is the perfect response. I’m really happy about that,” Klopp told reporters after the match.

On Elliott and Carvalho, Klopp added: “Harvey was the best player on the pitch, without a shadow of a doubt. It was nice to see him pick up from where he was before the bad injury.

“Fabio, what a boy. What a player. I am pretty sure he will want to have that feeling more often and I am pretty sure if he keeps working, he will have it more.”

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