Liverpool are again to profitable methods however the identical previous issues which have troubled all of them season present no signal of letting up.
The Reds on Thursday claimed their first Premier League victory of 2021 as they received the higher of Tottenham.
Objectives from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane sealed the 3-1 win, which noticed Liverpool transfer again into the highest 4.
Tottenham had loads of damage setbacks, together with a worrying ankle damage to star striker Harry Kane.
However Liverpool have their very own issues, notably in defence, which solely received worse with Joel Matip being compelled off at half time.
The character of Matip’s damage wasn’t specified however Jurgen Klopp’s phrases after the match recommend Liverpool shall be with no recognised senior centre-back for some time.
Klopp additionally dismissed any strategies his aspect are again within the title race regardless of the Spurs scalp.
“We misplaced one other centre-half at half time. It actually seems not good with him,” a nervous Klopp informed talkSPORT.
“If folks can’t perceive our state of affairs then I can’t enable you.
“We’ve to gather factors and be as profitable as attainable, however a title problem? If we come shut in a particular second then our state of affairs is that and it’s all high-quality and we’re there. However till then we simply battle.
“You can’t solely play good soccer to turn into champions. The one benefit different groups have in opposition to us is that they weren’t champions final yr so that they need to be it desperately.
“We don’t take into consideration that, we simply attempt to type our state of affairs and that’s what we did very nicely and we attempt to type it on Sunday [against West Ham].”
Minus Matip’s damage, it was a really pleasing efficiency from a Liverpool perspective, with their midfielders dominating proceedings whereas the entrance three of Firmino, Mane and Mohamed Salah seemed sharp as soon as once more as they netted their first league aim in over a month.
And Klopp urged some celebrations had been on the playing cards following the win.
“In an away recreation it’s the one second the place we now have a beer. I don’t keep in mind the final time I had a beer on the bus after an away recreation,” he added.
“The reduction and the enjoyment is actually huge tonight. It was a extremely good recreation from us… we defended very well, we performed good soccer in opposition to an organised aspect.”