JURGEN KLOPP claims he wants to “vomit” when told rampant Liverpool can lose six games and still win the Premier League.
The Reds’ boss insists the late 2-1 win at Wolves was their “toughest” test yet as they went 16 points clear with their 22nd victory in 23 games this season, stretching their unbeaten Prem run to 40 matches.
After Roberto Firmino‘s clinical 84th minute strike ruined Wolves’ dynamic fightback, Klopp said: “It’s over when it’s over and not before.
“The message ‘you can lose six games’ – I can vomit when I hear that.”
Wolves pushed Liverpool back like few teams have after Raul Jiminez’s thumping header on 51 minutes levelled Jordan Henderson’s early opener.
And Klopp – boosted by news Sadio Mane had hobbled off in the first half with only a minor injury – admitted: “It was incredibly difficult.
“It was a big one, the toughest you could get, but we won so who cares?
‘WORLDY FROM BOBBY’
“Wolves are really different to all other teams because they use the width of the pitch.
“Their counter-attack was brilliant for the goal. Another ten wild minutes but then the game calmed down and we got control back.
“The chances we had were incredible. Five times we were one-on-one, if we score there then game over – or one genius moment of Bobby Firmino can help us.
“We got Bobby alone in front of the goal. Then we got a worldy from Bobby I would say. It was a super, super, super goal.”
Skipper Jordan Henderson claimed Liverpool proved once more they have the graft as well as the craft – and a remorseless attitude – to keep grinding out wins.
The England anchorman said: “An intense game but we knew we had to keep going and fighting.
“We defended well. We had some chances to put the game to bed and we want to improve on that and keep going.
“We showed the mentality to keep going and get that winning goal.
“Every game is the biggest game of the season now. We need to keep building on what we’ve achieved so far.”
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And centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who saw Adama Traore torment Liverpool with his right-wing pace, agreed it was a victory born of spirit.
The £75million Dutchman said: “They are difficult to break down and they came more at us second half and we had to dig deep and fight.
“We are not happy to concede but reacting is a good thing. We knew we were always going to have chances.”
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